Count 13 - The State of California has not been transparent with the Public re: State Academic Standards.
1. The old "California State Standards" required 2 years of Math, and the passage of Algebra I with a "C" to graduate.
In January 2010, The State of California adopted the "Common Core State Standards" which required 3 years of math, and the passage of Algebra II to graduate.
On March 7, 2012 the State of California (very quietly) approved a new standard called the "California Common Core State Standards" which went back to 2 years of math, passage of Algebra 1 to graduate. It also lowered the grade required to graduate from a C to a D.
California has quietly backed away from the Common Core State Standards that it adopted in 2010 because so many students would have failed to graduate under the harder standards.
(a) Common Core State Standards: Source: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssfaqs.asp
In January 2010, Senate Bill 1 from the Fifth Extraordinary Session (SB X5 1) established the Academic Content Standards Commission (ACSC) to develop academic content standards for ELA and mathematics. The ACSC was composed of members appointed by the Governor and the Legislature, the majority of whom were current public school elementary or secondary classroom teachers. The ACSC was authorized to make recommendations to the California State Board of Education (SBE) to approve or disapprove the CCSS, and to supplement those standards with up to 15 percent additional standards. The ACSC met four times in June and July 2010, and provided its recommendations to the SBE on July 15, 2010. The SBE voted unanimously to adopt the recommendations of the ACSC on August 2, 2010. More information about the adoption process is available on the CCSS Adoption Process Web page.
The Common Core Math Standards can be found at found at http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Mathematics_Appendix_A.pdf
(b) "California" Common Core State Standards
Approved on March 7, 2012, by the State Board of Education, the CCSS systems implementation plan is a living document that identifies major phases and activities in the implementation of the CCSS throughout California's educational system.
Intentionally removing the Mathematical standards for the Common Core State Standards from public view shows an intent to deceive the public.
(c) "Old" California State Standard: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/hsgrmin.asp
The academic bar is being set lower and lower for students in California. When you combine inadequate funding, the result is a public education system that is failing to prepare students for career or college, and in fact is preventing students from reaching their individual academic potential.
Depriving students of the fundamental right to a quality education is a violation of their basic civil rights.
2. The State of California is intentionally underfunding K-12 Public education so that "Surplus" revenue can be spent on new programs and entitlements. The State knows that the continued lack of adequate funding has resulted in a decline in the academic performance of California students such that they are no longer able to compete with their peers in other States and Nations. In an effort to hide the decline in academic performance Defendant, the California Department of Education, intentionally removed 15 years of STAR Test data from the Public data base so that the Public would not have access to historical data- see Ed Source article: State Removes 15 years of test results before releasing new SBAC scores aligned to common core. http://edsource.org/2015/state-removes-15-years-of-test-results-before-releasing-new-smarter-balanced-scores-aligned-to-common-core/85561
The State is perpetrating a fraud upon California tax payers.