San Francisco is a thriving city and I love living here. It nearly has it all: great people, a vibrant economy, and natural beauty in all directions.
But there is one thing San Francisco does’t have: a public education system that does right by low-income African American and Latino students.
One of the wealthiest and most innovative cities in the world can’t teach low-income kids to read, write, and do math.
Nearly every other city in California performs better than San Francisco in educating low-income students, and it’s not like most of the cities are knocking it out of the park.
And the worst part of it all is that the fix is not too hard. Within a decade, I bet San Francisco could be one of the highest performing urban school systems in the country.
But I’m skeptical that will occur. The people who control the system do…
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