Did you know Berkeley High students as a whole are less ready for college math and college English than other students in Alameda or California? This is one of the many alarming facts contained in a report prepared by Berkeley High in anticipation of a school visit by the WASC accrediting team on March 19-21.

So says public education advocate Priscilla Myrick writing in our recently launched Opinionator section.

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