…[B]efore we boast about our quality of life, consider the grim statistics in the county’s annual Community Indicators Report, released last week.
• Nearly 1 in 4 residents lives in poverty.The stark reality is that hundreds of thousands among our 3.2 million residents struggle against immense odds....
• Nearly two-thirds of local jobs don’t pay enough for a worker to rent a one-bedroom apartment.
• Orange County’s cost of living is 85 percent above the national average, but its median income is only 42 percent higher than the nation’s median.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools got closer to being terminated Thursday after the federal panel that oversees accrediting agencies voted to de-recognize the council, the largest national accreditor that oversees many for-profit colleges….