By Rick Oltman, December 21, 2018
The decline and ultimate collapse of the once great state of California got additional confirmation from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, as reported by CNSNEWS. It ranks California 50th in the country for the number of students who graduate from high school and 50th in the country for having the smallest percentage of 25 and older, almost 10%, who haven’t even completed the ninth grade.
The 2.5 million Californians 25 and older who never finished the ninth grade outnumber the total populations of 15 states, almost one third of the country.
A total of 4,543,530 California residents 25 and older – or a nation-leading 17.5 percent – have never graduated from high school.
Part of this predictable failure of a once nationally admired education system, is due to years of ignoring immigration and employment laws combined with the current Democrat-controlled one-party state that declared California a sanctuary for illegal aliens in January of this year.
As is pointed out in the fall issue of The Social Contract – Sanctuary California in Decline.
Sanctuary jurisdictions clearly attract illegal aliens. And, the results are obvious:
- Sanctuaries have more crime, including violent illegal alien gangs.
- Sanctuaries have worse schools and lower student test scores.
- Sanctuaries’ hospital ERs are flooded with more non-paying illegal aliens.
- Sanctuaries are hideouts for terrorists who know they can rely on local elected officials to look the other way while they plan their murderous acts.
The Census Bureau doesn’t offer any opinions about why so many don’t graduate from high school, that is really for states and local school boards to determine. But anyone expecting the one-party state of California to assign responsibility for these dismal results will be waiting a long time for an answer.
The under-educated workers in California will make lower wages and thus pay less in taxes. That will inevitably lead to higher taxes on the middle-income and upper-income wage earners, many of whom are leaving California for states where property taxes, gasoline taxes, and income taxes are lower.
Aristotle is credited with saying, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
California, the most populous state in the country, has the highest percentage of residents 25 and older who never finished ninth grade and the lowest percentage who graduated from high school, almost double the national number of 5.4 percent.
What fruit can we expect from a failed education system?
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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