In this April 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. About 80 percent of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, by far the state’s largest, are either poor or English-learners, making it a focal point of efforts to close the “achevement gap” between them and their more advantaged classmates.
In this April 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. About 80 percent of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, by far the state’s largest, are either poor or English-learners, making it a focal point of efforts to close the “achevement gap” between them and their more advantaged classmates. Nick Ut AP
In this April 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. About 80 percent of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, by far the state’s largest, are either poor or English-learners, making it a focal point of efforts to close the “achevement gap” between them and their more advantaged classmates. Nick Ut AP
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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee