Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Problem

Less than half of L.A. Unified’s Class of 2019 are eligible for the state’s public universities, the latest district projections show.

As of March, 49 percent of the district’s 34,734 prospective graduates are on track to pass all of their “A-G” college preparation courses with Cs or better. This means that less than half of the class currently has the grades to qualify for the University of California and California State University school systems. These in-state schools are a popular option for graduates, especially as about 4 in 5 L.A. Unified students are minorities from low-income families — some first-time college-goers...

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