05/12/2011 06:06 pm ET | Updated Jul 12, 2011

California Education: State Leads The Nation In Failing Schools

Here, we'll give you the good news first: The U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion to the America's worst-performing schools this year! And lord (slash Obama) knows they need it.

However, upon reviewing the list of public schools eligible to receive a School Improvement Grant (SIG) -- or, the most horrid black holes of non-education from sea to shining sea -- we came across some unsettling, if unsurprising, data.

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