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California student proficiencies up, but scores among blacks, Hispanics still lagging

Original post made on Aug 21, 2009

California public school students made overall gains in every category of the state's Standardized Testing and Reporting program, but an achievement gap in which black and Hispanic students lag behind other students persists, the state's top education official said Tuesday.

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Posted by John
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm

the headline does not match the story. The theme of the story is good, so how does the headline fit in?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm

What's more important is the "illegals" can get a FREE EDUCATION" in the US. Now that matters! HOORAY!


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Posted by Gerry
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

if you really want to get to the bottom of it Asians are far better than whites. Maybe it has to do with parental expectations.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I don't care who is way smart and who is not. I do care that immigrants are able to receive a FREE EDUCATION in the US. That is unbelievably GOOD NEWS!

Whenever you understand anything vertically, there is gonna be somebody on top and somebody at the bottom. Millions and millions of brown people are learning to read and write, and the majority will make whatever contributions that they make to America in their own way and in their own time. American is changing rapidly. Whenever their is a rapid advance in technology, their a cultural lag. That's just the way it is. Latinos are learning to read and write and they are becoming an increasingly powerful force in the US. That matters!


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