Democrats must be proud of themselves. One of the largest states in the U.S. just broke out as being the absolute worst. Good ole Jerry Brown’s California is in the crapper, so says the latest census and that’s just how the Democrats like their voters.
California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to new data from the Census Bureau.
Texas ranks No. 2 for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 49th for the percentage who have graduated from high school.
9.7 percent of California residents 25 and older, the Census Bureau says, never completed ninth grade. Only 82.5 percent graduated from high school.
8.7 percent of Texas residents 25 and older never completed ninth grade, and only 82.8 percent graduated from high school.
In California, children are required to attend school from six years of age until they are 18. “California’s compulsory education laws require children between six and eighteen years of age to attend, so does that mean they have a high amount of 18-year-old ninth graders?
As American Thinker writer, Monica Showalter points out, Democrats like it this way:
Score one for the argument that Democrats have a vested interest in keeping the state at the bottom of the educational rankings, and schools will stay lousy because Democrats like it like that.
Don’t think there isn’t more. Gavin Newsom came out not long ago and said he wanted to make California “number one” – not in educational achievement, but in per-pupil state spending. More spending isn’t going to put California any higher in the rankings, given that high, above-the-national average spending is what got California ranked dead last in the first place. The high spending is to empower the state and its teacher unions. Sorry, kids – Democrats like it that way.
So, California isn’t just the #1 state for filthy streets but they’re now the American heavy-weight champions of the uneducated. Did you already guess as much? Let us know in the comments below.