FOCUS ON LOW-INCOME CHILDREN
California is not a bad place to go to school—if you are already well-off. For kids who aren't, it's a catastrophe. It's not just that our state struggles in absolute terms, we're also far behind the rest of the country. According to the National Association of Education Progress, if you're a low-income child, your educational future is brighter in Kentucky than it is in California!
We need a comprehensive vision: reshaping an education system so it works for those with the least—building a continuum that starts in the earliest years and supports our children through learning and careers after high school.