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If the recent health care
legislation survives
counterattacks it may solve
the problem of affordability
for some Americans. That
does not, alas, mean that
health care is necessarily
available. One needs a
doctor who will take new
patients, who can treat what
ails you and who is
geographically accessible.
We are informed in excess of
SEVEN MILLION
Californians are uninsured.
There are about 116,000
non-Federal physicians - that
would be about 33,000 short.
Sadly, given California's
agricultural prowess, doctors
do not grow on trees.
  INYO
LASSEN
RIVERSIDE
SOLANO
Population
17,923
34,473
2,100,526
407,234
K-12 enrolled
3.059
5,022
420,159
67,117
special needs
347
636
44,685
7.520
gifted
368
193
28,912
4,281
dropouts
51
192
4,533
1,203
teachers
188
281
19,247
3,409
unemployed
915
1,931
132,639
26,229
new educators
229
400
34,203
5,411
 special needs
87
159
11,171
1,880
 gifted
46
28
3,614
535
dropouts
6
24
567
150
total new educators
180
330
30,308
4,568
education staff
37
61
4,955
798
administrative
31
51
4,130
665
still unemployed
667
1,489
93,246
20,199
What we are aiming for is a classroom ratio of 10:1 except for gifted, dropouts (either returning or in
danger of) and special needs, where we are aiming for 8:1, 8:1 and 4:1. Administrator and staffing
levels are about what they are today. We are indifferent between public schools, private schools,
charter schools, teacher-led schools and teacher-owned schools. Even if Riverside County had the
money, where could 30,000 teachers be found? And where could classrooms be found for them to teach
in? Nowhere. There's no rabbit in that hat. But we never said 'physical classrooms' and we used the
word 'educators' as distinct from certificated teachers.