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California Parents Sue State Over Literacy Problems in Schools

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

California Parents Sue State Over Literacy Problems in Schools

 

"LOS ANGELES (CN) – A group of parents sued the state of California Tuesday, claiming the state has failed students when it comes to literacy and citing low test scores and a lack of a plan from educators and school officials.

According to the parents’ lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, California has not done enough or taken sufficient steps to improve literacy education and make sure it is available to all students.

The parents are represented by the pro bono firm Public Counsel.

Of the 200 largest school districts in the nation, 11 of the 26 lowest-performing districts are in California – including three in the bottom 10, the parents say. Stockton Unified School District in the state’s Central Valley is the third-lowest performing school district in the nation, they say..."

 

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