On Peter's Uncommon Knowledge interview with George W. Bush, Peter makes note of the George W. Bush Presidential Center's "Global Report Card," which ranks each U.S. school district in math and reading and shows how the district's performance compares to overall performance in that district's state, to the country, to other first world countries, and to the rest of the developed world.
Today I'm visiting my fiancé's family in Watsonville, California. The local school district here is the Pajaro Valley school district (which is where my fiancé and his siblings would have gone to school, had their parents not sacrificed to send them to a nearby private, Christian school). According to the Global Report Card, Pajaro Valley is in the 37th percentile in math and 36% in reading when compared to the rest of California; 27% in math and 26% in reading when compared to the U.S.; and 18% in math and 24% in reading when compared to the developed world. Absolutely abysmal.
How does the school district where you live stack up?
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