Stunning stat on poverty in L.A.

Of L.A. Unified's 773,749 students, 211,407, or 27.3 percent, are living in poverty-stricken families, according to a Census Bureau report. And it's far from the highest rate: Fresno Unified is at 44 percent. From Capitol Alert:

The very lowest rates of school district poverty are found in the state's most affluent communities, such as San Mateo County's Hillsborough Unified at just 3.9 percent. Beverly Hills Unified, however, has a 14.1 percent poverty rate, nearly as high as the state as a whole.

Another Census study finds that between 2000 and 2010 the number of Californians living in poverty grew more than three times as fast as the state's overall population growth.

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