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"From Cradle to Career" California's children less likely to succeed. State is 34th in nation in study of criteria that help identify chances to excel. Montana is ranked 27th

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January 4, 2007View for printing

Children growing up in California, fabled land of opportunity, have a worse chance of achieving the American Dream than children in most other states, a new study says.

Bolstering young people's prospects for success requires stronger links in education from infancy to adulthood.


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Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer

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To see the full report, called "From Cradle to Career" and published in Education Week, go to

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This report highlights the direct economic development impact that even the appearance of a less than outstanding education system can severely hinder all of the other efforts to improve a state's economy.

Who is going to consider locating their company in a state that is below the nation average in this report or any of the many other reports that measure education excellence?

A state can spend millions to recruit and attract businesses but, as anyone who's started or run a company knows, one of the main challenges in recruiting the best talent possible is the quality of education in the physical region around the company location. Whether it's the children of the employee or a spouse who wants to improve their training, education is a key concern on many levels.

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