Travis Unified School District may cut eight more days from the school year, if voters turn down Proposition 30 and the state reduces the amount of money it sends to districts. What rocket scientist came up with this idea? That’s on top of 12 days already shaved off during the past three years.
California students are not rated the best in the world; in fact, in the areas of mathematics, they’re ranked 25th out of 41 countries, and in science they’re ranked 20th. In the United States, we’re rated “below average,” ranking 34th among 50 states.
Class size has gone up to 39 students at Vanden High — the average class size in the United States is 22 to 26 students in inner city and urban high schools.