The Heritage Foundation has a link for each state showing how that state ranks in the different departments of education. The state of California is in the bottom 20 of every category except for transparency. Demand better of superintendents, school board members, teachers, and administrators. Vote those into office who truly care about the children and the improvement in their education, not just with words but with their actions.
Click on the link for the state you choose and you are able to do comparisons.