Study: California Kids Lag in Reading and Math as Large Achievement Gap Persists

California's public school students score well below the national average in reading and math, and fall behind before they even enter kindergarten. That's according to the Getting Down to Facts Project, a wide-ranging study by Stanford and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). The study also found that while overall student performance has improved over the last decade, the state has made only limited progress in closing achievements gaps for Black, Latino and low-income students. We'll talk about the challenges facing California's schools and early education programs and what can be done to improve them.