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California demographics and its socioeconomic impacts (i.e., math and science test scores, CALPERS sustainability, etc.)

By AD following x   2019 Feb 28, 10:41am 596 views   13 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


1) According to Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF.org) data, approximately 60% of non-elderly Medicaid recipients in California are Hispanic.

2) Latinos Struggle to Close Gap with Whites in California ACT Scores
Joy Resmovitis, Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2015

A performance gap on the ACT college entrance exam persisted this year between California’s Latino and white high school students, according to new test results. Educators and experts find this trend particularly concerning. They had hoped for better results from the relatively small segment of test takers who are largely a self-selected group of students who are motivated to get to college. Poverty can have a profound effect on education–but income inequality by itself does not explain educational disparities, according to Ryan Smith, the executive director of Education Trust-West". “Race does play a factor in student achievement. It’s not just an issue of class,” Smith said. “It’s a conversation that is lacking, particularly among education leaders.”

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1   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Feb 28, 12:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Education won't matter much in the coming years. Robots (both software and hardware) are going to take most of the jobs.
2   willywonka   ignore (3)   2019 Feb 28, 2:28pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Odd that illiterate Indians can't instantly become millionaires by crossing the border. Racism! Reparations, now!
3   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Feb 28, 2:54pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Skills and ability don’t matter when states mantra is “diversity and equality”. They’ll take from earners what they need or want to equalize things.
4   AD   ignore (0)   2019 Feb 28, 2:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
Education won't matter much in the coming years. Robots (both software and hardware) are going to take most of the jobs.


Barrons reported about robotics taking over agriculture. Combine this with the oversupply of Central American immigrants to the USA. I am not sure if the white liberals will be able to continue to making the argument about paying $20 for a strawberry without immigrant help.

What caught my attention in the LA Times article is the quote: “Race does play a factor in student achievement. It’s not just an issue of class" So is that a reason to promote affirmative action and diversity in various institutions (like college admissions) regardless if the minority applicant comes from a middle class or rich household ?
5   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Feb 28, 3:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Robots: What power source?

Electric, huge new load. Forget about catching up with the % of renewables in the grid.
Combustion? To the Moon! Oil prices
6   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Feb 28, 3:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Demographics in CA are changing, and with it policies. Once majority changes, the new majority likes to be in charge. I guess you can say previous majority that lost it willingly are clueless losers.
7   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Feb 28, 3:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
Education won't matter much in the coming years. Robots (both software and hardware) are going to take most of the jobs.


Yeah, yeah, and flying cars will be in every garage by 1980...
8   AD   ignore (0)   2019 Feb 28, 9:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLearnToCode says
Robots: What power source?


Good point MisterLearnToCode. Yes, anything "electro-mechanical" will need power just like gasoline was needed for tractor combines or combine harvesters when a lot of wheat harvesting was taken over by machine.

I suspect with innovations with electric vehicles, that the agriculture machines will be electric-powered and not have an internal combustion engine. And right now I read that 19% of US electric grid is powered by renewables (i.e., wind, power, hydro, etc.).

But we'll need a very capable workforce to operate the machines, and renewable power grid.
9   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Feb 28, 11:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

More gold stars and unlimited immigration will solve this problem.
10   AD   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 1, 2:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer, I suspect Marcus would silently agree with that.
11   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Mar 22, 5:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Don't dick around with California Girls.



LOL, how could the spread of STDs be Racism? Somebody who doesn't like X ain't gonna fuck members of X.
12   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 22, 5:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
Education won't matter much in the coming years. Robots (both software and hardware) are going to take most of the jobs.

Most likely true.
13   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 22, 5:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLearnToCode says
Don't dick around with California Girls.


Oh my head hurts.

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