A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: 75% of Black California Boys don’t meet State Reading Standards While California Focuses on Climate Change

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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.

Source: LA Daily News

A California-led alliance of cities and states vows to keep the Paris climate accord intact

Led by California, dozens of states and cities across the country responded Friday to Trump’s attack on the worldwide agreement by vowing to fulfill the U.S. commitment without Washington — a goal that is not out of reach.

Source: LA Times

The true cost of misdirected priorities is measured in ruined lives. Fighting wasteful climate change funding and redirecting it towards policies that actually solve real problems is the Civil Rights challenge of our time.

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