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CA Schools 9th Worst in America

The personal finance social network WalletHub ranked public school systems around the nation, and found that California’s ranked as the ninth-worst.

Factors measured by WalletHub included:

  1. Test results in reading and math
  2. Remote-learning opportunities from online public schools
  3. Dropout rate
  4. Pupil to teacher ratio
  5. SAT scores
  6. Percentage of graduates finishing an AP course and test
  7. Percentage of students who asserted they had been threatened or hurt by a weapon while in high school
  8. Bullying incident and youth incarceration rates

California schools were considered the third-least-safe in the nation, surpassed only by Indiana and Washington D.C.

WalletHub derived its data from a number of sources, including U.S. News & World Report , the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Kids Count — Annie E. Casey Foundation, the College Board, ACT, K12.com and Stopbullying.gov.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has touted his “A Blueprint for Great Schools” as a means of improving the state’s schools. He has also endorsed California’s implementation of Common Core standards.

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