Yep. California ranks 50th with regards to genuine education...shame they cannot shuffle the numbers to include "student athletes" who attend campus extensions that do nothing more than hand out diplomas...and things aren't getting better any time soon.
There's a reason all despotic cultures favor unemployment and low literacy rates. It keeps the people angry, and angry uneducated people will believe most anything (global warming, cough) and vote for the most pie in the sky.
And certainly a dumbed-down electorate means a similarly proficient mainstream media. In order to publish illogical 'facts' each and every day, newspapers and radio and television must either be staffed by total morons or simply not very good at making up boldfaced lies, at least to the folks who can still read and write. Fiction writing is quite different from news reporting and virtually all of the young 'uns entering the media find themselves not only unprepared to make things up at the drop of a hat, but lacking the talent to spin from whole cloth.
The article goes on to shine the light on another liberal canard; Over three-quarters of the illegal immigrants in the US have no high school education, and most of the ones who have received theirs from terrible school systems. Perhaps the greatest impediment of all, they can neither speak nor understand English even using the watered down definitions of what "fluent" used to mean, and are sent on job interviews lacking even the basics.
Knowing all of this and a bag of chips, liberals continue to act perplexed at why Pedro can't get a good job. Sure, so okay maybe he won't be another James Earl Jones but isn't knowing when to shake or nod your head just as important? Must be those damned big-businesses wanting to keep him down!