California Edjkashun today

Readin’ and writin’ doan seem to be the Snowman’s strong points but counntin’ and banging?, why he can count those $20’s, $50’s and $100’s right fast enough. School don’t produce the bling but the street do. Besides, that stuff is being WHITE!

75% of black California boys don’t meet state reading standards

Across ethnicities and economic status, girls outperform boys on English in standardized tests

Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters.

More than half of black boys scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test, trailing their female counterparts. The disparity reflects a stubbornly persistent gender gap in reading and writing scores that stretches across ethnic groups.

The data provide a unique glimpse of how gender interacts with race and class in mastery of basic reading, writing and listening skills tested on state exams. While California publishes separate figures on the performance of various ethnic and economic groups, it does not make public a more detailed breakdown of how boys and girls are performing within those groups. State officials say they do not sort the data that way because of complexity, cost and time constraints. [snip]

Don’t need that reading stuff with the NBA dreams staring at you. Hoops time is a better payoff than reading about some old fart.

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