- A total of 1,640 schools were identified for assistance, representing 16.5 percent of all California public schools
- 300 of these schools are identified for having a graduation rate under 67 percent. Of these, 223 are alternative schools, such as court schools, community day schools and continuation schools
- 481 of these schools are identified for overall low performance
- 859 of these schools are identified for low student group performance
- Of the 1,640 schools identified for assistance, 1,471 are non-charters and 169 — or 11.5 percent — are charters
A group of parents in Santa Barbara have filed a lawsuit against an activist group and their local school board over taxpayer-funded “inclusivity” instruction. They claim these sessions indoctrinate kids to believe that America is a cruel, oppressive, and racist country.
The school district and a left-wing nonprofit called Just Communities Central Coast (JCCC) are named as defendants in the lawsuit….
The nonprofit says its teachings are aimed at closing what it characterizes as an achievement gap between Latino and white students. Critics counter that the group is attempting to radicalize students and encourage them to become political activists who see the world through the Marxist lens of race, sex, and class.
They add that the group teaches students and teachers that white people in the United States routinely oppress non-whites, men oppress women, Christians oppress non-Christians, heterosexuals oppress gays, and the wealthy oppress the poor.
To read more about the lawsuit, go .
The Los Angeles teachers union strike has come and gone, and UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl is very pleased.
He writes in the Washington Post,
I was proud to lead the organization that is finally setting Los Angeles schools on a better pathway after years of battling forces arrayed against public education in California, as they are across much of the country.
However, Chris Bertelli, founder of Bertelli Public Affairs, an education consulting firm, has a very different take.
Yet Caputo-Pearl, who most speculate has his eyes set on a state or national union leadership position, will be the ultimate winner in this whole sad affair. What better political platform to run on than to be the union leader who bullied a broke district into hiring more union members in a post-Janus world? The district is in desperate need of more funds. If it gets more money than needed to meet its current financial obligations, then Caputo-Pearl succeeded in locking that surplus into union priorities. It was a stunning display of bare-knuckled political power.
To read Caputo-Pearl’s and Bertelli’s pieces, go and .