By George Miller and Russlynn Ali
You don't need a crystal ball to see America's future. Just look inside California's classrooms, where you'll find 1 in 8 American children. How our country does tomorrow depends on how California's schools do today. Will America be ready to compete? Are our students on track for success in college or career? Which schools are doing well and which need improvement?
Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed misguided legislation that makes all of those essential questions harder to answer.