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    Why is California Burning? Because It’s Importing Poverty

    Why is California Burning? Because It’s Importing Poverty
    By Linda Thom

    California finally has a budget deal, through accounting maneuvers and budget cuts (including the release of convicted felons). But California’s budget is toast—whether or not the economy turns around.

    The cause: Millions of low-income, unskilled immigrants (not just illegals) with lots of children have moved in. And lots of high- and middle- income Americans have moved out. [Golden State losing folks as old Dust Bowl beckons, By Phillip Reese, June 14, 2009]

    Immigration’s highest cost is the public education of the immigrants’ children. That falls on state and local taxpayers—not on federal taxpayers. Therefore, states with the largest number of immigrant and immigrant-descended students pay the most for over-immigration—although it is the result of failed federal policies.

    In the fall, schools across America report average daily attendance (ADA) which is a measure of classroom hours of instruction. In the spring, schools collect data for students by race and ethnicity. The National Center for Educational Statistics data shows race and ethnicity as a percentage of students. For the tables below, ADA is multiplied by percentage of students by race and ethnicity. Calculations are my own.

    U.S.
    Total
    White
    Black
    Hispanic
    Asian/PI
    Native Am

    1986
    36,863,867
    25,952,162
    5,935,083
    3,649,523
    1,032,188
    331,775

    2006
    45,931,617
    25,951,364
    7,854,307
    9,415,981
    2,158,786
    551,179









    Change
    9,067,750
    (799)
    1,919,224
    5,766,459
    1,126,598
    219,405


    Source: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

    Overall, in twenty years, the increase in Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander children in the U.S. made up three quarters of the enrollment increase for U.S schools.

    In California in the same period, enrollment of White and Black children declined by 1.4 million. But enrollment of Hispanic and Asian students increased by 2.5 million students. Therefore, the increase in Hispanic and Asian students in California made up 132 percent of California’s enrollment increase (and an incredible 28 percent of the enrollment increase for the entire country).

    California
    Total
    White
    Black
    Hispanic
    Asian/PI
    Native Am

    1986
    4,429,792
    3,118,5774
    713,197
    1,218,193
    124,034
    39,868

    2006
    6,349,270
    1,917,480
    495,243
    3,142,889
    742,865
    50,794









    Increase
    1,919,478
    (1,201,094)
    (217,953)
    1,924,696
    618,830
    10,926


    In most of the country, K-12 education is funded by local governments. But in California, K-12 education is funded directly by the state government. Reason: In 1978, voters passed Proposition 13 which capped assessed property values and limited the rate at which property taxes could rise. When a property sells, the assessed valuation rises to the sales price and the rate of growth is then capped again. This is not as much as a problem as opponents claim, because most properties have changed hands.

    Of course, elite opinion dislikes voters interfering in government’s taxation plans . The London Economist reflected this consensus recently when it disparaged California’s initiative system as “the crack cocaine of democracy

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    I used the link and it was much easier to understand. Good find and post.
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    And a whole lot of them are going to the pacific northwest to escape the demise of California and their run down schools and towns.
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    Arrest and deport illegal aliens before they give birth to U.S. citizen anchor babies. As stated above, the greatest cost to Americans is caring for the American born children of illegals.
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    We also are most pc state in the nation so hardly anyone speaks about the illegal immigrants costs to the state.

    Heard a teacher call on a radio show today. She is an ESL teacher and sees the entitlement attitude of many children. Commented on how much food is thrown away by students who qualify for free food. And we're not talking about a roll and milk for breakfast but a nice full meal. Also her computers were marked with graffitti. Can't recall all she said but it was one of those blood pressure increase moments.

    I took a peanut butter and sandwich to school. Seems to me anyone can afford a jar of peanut butter and bread. Only ate the cafeteria food if I helped out in the cafeteria. Of course, back then there weren't free meals.
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