Among other points, the latest analysis from California Common Sense — Concentrated Disadvantage in California Schools: The New Status Quo by Kimberly Ang — found that 72% of California students now attend schools in which the majority of students are socio-economically disadvantaged. That may surprise some of you. Among our team, it seems to run counter to many of the common narratives we hear about the distribution of disadvantaged schools: that socio-economic challenges are largely isolated among a few needy schools or that those schools and districts mainly exist in extremely urban or rural areas.

Here are the brief’s four main findings:

Here is a link to the report.