While Sonoma County’s political insiders are busy plotting their next career move, this week’s New Yorker magazine offers a telling perspective for voters who have spent years supporting politicians who promised that education would be their No. 1 priority.

“(California’s) public schools, once the nation’s best, are now among the worst,” the magazine reports.

In one of the most prosperous places on earth, the quality of governance and the quality of public services continue to follow the same downward trajectory.

The New Yorker analysis focuses on attempts to organize a constitutional convention to put California back  together again.

When there is so much distrust of politics and politicians, it’s easy to identify all the ways that a constitutional convention could crash and burn. On the other hand, in a state careening from one crisis to another, no one has yet come up with a better idea.