California once boasted the title of having one of the leading public education systems in the nation. Unfortunately, over the past decade, the state has steadily fallen in the ranks and is in dire need of an intervention.
Former elementary students and their families in two districts in Los Angeles and Stockton, and a charter school in Los Angeles County, aren’t going to let California off the hook.
The group filed a lawsuit Tuesday, citing their lead plaintiff as a 7-year-old second grader who was unable to spell words like “need” or “help,” including shocking statistics to back up their claim that California had failed to teach basic literacy to millions of children.
Host Ethan Bearman provided details on the suit in addition to sharing his own gripes with the state’s below-par public education system as a father of two young children.
Listen to the full segment below.