Salinas named as one of least educated cities


FORBES STUDY IS OUT… NAMING THE MOST AND LEAST EDUCATED CITIES IN AMERICA. SALINAS MADE THE LIST– BUT CERTAINLY NOT IN THE SPOT IT WAS HOPING FOR. THE HEART OF THE SALINAS VALLEY WAS NAMED THE SECOND LEAST EDUCATED CITY. ACTION NEWS REPORTER BRITTANY NIELSEN IS LIVE WITH THE DETAILS. IT’S A LIST THAT, NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, HAS THE SALINAS COMMUNITY RILED UP. OUT OF 150 CITIES COMPARED IN THE THIS LIST, BEAUMONT TEXAS CAME IN AS THE LEAST EDUCATED CITY. MAYOR: I looked at it and it offended me because I thought I have 40k farm workers live in my city that feed 90% of the world with their produce and these aren’t unskilled jobs. 26:09 BUT THEY AREN’T JOBS THAT REQUIRE A DEGREE … AND THAT’S ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS USED BY THE NEWLY RELEASED FORBES LIST OF MOST AND LEAST EDUCATED CITIES IN AMERICA. SALINAS COMES IN AT NUMBER TWO, ON THE LEAST EDUCATED LIST. SALINAS FOLLOWS BEAUMONT TEXAS… ROCKFORD ILLINOIS IS THIRD. MODESTO, VISALIA, BAKERSFIELD AND FRESNO ALSO MADE THE TOP TEN LIST. FINANCIAL SITE WALLETHUB RANKED 150 CITIES IN NINE CATEGORIES. INCLUDING PERCENTAGE OF ADULTS WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, ASSOCIATE’S OR GRADUATE DEGREE… NUMBER OF DOCTORS PER CAPITA… PERCENTAGE OF WORKERS WITH JOBS IN COMPUTER, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE FIELDS… THE QUALITY OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES… AND NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE TOP 200 UNIVERSITIES. MAYOR: We don’t have a lot of engineers but we have a lot of very good hardworking people they’re not giving credit to with this article 26:41 THE LIST MENTIONS SALINAS AS HAVING ONE OF THE LOWEST NUMBERS OF DOCTORS PER CAPITA. SALINAS’S MAYOR SAYS THE AGRICULTURAL HUB HAS A VERY YOUNG POPULATION… MEDIAN AGE IS 28. HE SAYS THE AG WORLD MAY NOT TURN OUT A LOT OF DOCTORS, BUT IT PUTS WORLD CLASS PRODUCE ON THE TABLE. JYL when you have families that are struggling with issues of poverty, homelessness, gang, myriad of issues, in households today, 33:28 has sig impacts in school VETERAN TEACHER AND CITY COUNCILMEMBER JYL LUTZ SAYS SHE SEES STUDENTS STRUGGLING WITH THOSE ISSUES IN HER CLASSROOM EVERY DAY. JYL 36:11 When that child walks in that classroom door, how well prepared are they to learn. That’s what it comes down to. I’d submit that if you look at the cities at the top and the cities at the bottom that theres a huge disparity of income and wealth. And tahts the problem. It’s the wealth gap. 36:30 ANN ARBOR TOPS THE LIST, NOT ONLY AS THE CITY WITH THE BEST EDUCATED POPULATION, OVERALL, BUT AS THE CITY WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF “COLLEGE-EXPERIENCED ADULTS OR ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE HOLDERS,” THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF BACHELOR’S DEGREE HOLDERS, AND THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE HOLDERS. LOCALLY, SAN JOSE ALSO MADE THE TOP TEN MOST EDUCATED LIST… COMING IN AT NUMBER SEVEN. ### ALONG WITH ANN ARBOR… RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA, DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA, PROVO UTAH, AND MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE ROUNDED OUT THE TOP FIVE MOST EDUCATED CITIES. SALINAS APPEARS ON THE CUSP OF A MAJOR

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  1. No surprise there after seeing some very disorganized police protests, false equivalencies to racism, a community so easy to manipulate politically, and over glamorized gang culture. It would come to no shock to anyone really that Salinas would be far from being saved from being the worst educated cities in America within these decades when you see it being compared to a goddamn city in TEXAS.

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