ed wrote:Not a few. They are packing the system with problem learners. Lets see how it plays out but The Cali school system is poor and necessarily underfunded. We will see exactly what the sanctuary idea is worth to the folks there.
None of that is factual.
First measurement. Here is what Cali is dfoing re. accountability.
On March 15, 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) launched a new accountability system to replace the Academic Performance Index (API) to better measure our State's educational goals. California's new accountability system is available at the California School Dashboard Web Page.
During the development process of the California School Dashboard (Dashboard External link opens in new window or tab.), the SBE approved to suspend the calculation of the API for local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools. As a result, the last API report was produced in 2013.
The Dashboard evaluates school performance based on multiple measures compared to the API that relied exclusively on standardized tests. In addition, new assessments were developed to measure progress on the common core standards and replaced the prior standardized tests. Therefore, the results of these two systems cannot be compared. The information found on this Web page is outdated and should only be used for historical purposes.
n.b. when governments hide data there is generally something going on that they don't want you to know. ya think?
And guess what?
http://beta.latimes.com/local/education ... story.html
California's new education ratings tool paints a far rosier picture than in the past
https://fairus.org/issue/publications-r ... -education
What is the impact? These kids certainly speak the queens english, right?
Public school districts across the United States are suffering under a massive unfunded mandate imposed by the federal government: the requirement to educate millions of illegal aliens, the school age children of illegal aliens, refugees and legal immigrant students. FAIR estimates that it currently costs public schools $59.8 billion to serve this burgeoning population. The struggle to fund programs for students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), sometimes called English Language Learners (ELL), represents a major drain on school budgets. Yet due to political correctness, it is taboo to raise the issue even though scarce resources are redirected away from American citizens to support programs like English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Budgets should be there though, right?
This year in Chicago, for example, the school system is preparing for “historic” budget cuts exceeding 20 percent that will require laying off teachers, trimming resources and increasing class sizes. In 2016, the average property tax bill in the city mushroomed by 13 percent over the previous year, but some residents of affluent neighborhoods saw their taxes increase as much as 90 percent. “The unfortunate truth is that the pain is not over,” said a local attorney who specializes in real estate taxation. “It is just the beginning.” Chicago and many other municipalities in Illinois tout their status as sanctuary districts, yet by 2018 the state will have to almost triple its current LEP outlay and spend $1.9 billion every year to educate 186,646 English language students.3
Not everyone wants to work to pay property taxes whose benefit is not clear.
This is a bad situation and is not going to get better anytime soon.