Some low ranked, non-aba schools in California produce terrible bar passage rates. Does anyone seriously think that has anything to do with the quality of education? Maybe it has a small impact, but the more likely cause of the low test scores is that the quality of students is low.
Don't forget there are many that still consider California's bar exam to be the hardest in the Country. So my hats off to all the online and distance educated law students in CA that have passed the CA bar, especially on first attempt!
For example the legally blind guy who got a 173 on his LSAT could have gotten into some elite schools. However, he was legally blind had a hard time getting around and had a wife (who had a good job in Chico) and kids who lived in Chico.