As a California educator and a parent, I found this story rather disturbing:
“California's Looming Educational Attainment Crisis”
“A low level of educational attainment is the one common characteristic of California's working poor, according to a new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California-based advocacy group. About one in five adult Californians have not earned a high school degree or its equivalent, the report said, and the state is facing a workforce shortage of 2.3 million college graduates by 2025. To help fix the problem the group recommended better coordination between the state's K-12 and higher education systems as well as a statewide data system to track students' progress”.
I would be interested in knowing more about who is part of the “Campaign for College Opportunity” group. Are there teachers involved with them? Why are so often trying to fix problems rather than preventing them in first place? We have the expertise available free, just look at all the great teachers we do have; let us use their expertise.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III