Reports & Research
Understanding Childhood Issues & Highlighting Them
California Report Card, 2005
Nov 30, 2005
Download file: reportcard_2005.pdf
This nonpartisan study by Children Now assigns letter grades to the critical issues affecting children’s well-being, such as a “D” in obesity, a “D+” in K-12 education and a “B-” in health insurance. Comprehensive data are presented on all key indicators of children’s well-being in terms of their health, education and economic security. Overall, the report finds California is failing to meet children’s needs despite strong public will for children to be the top policy priority.
Grades are based on the most recent data available, including the 2005 California County Data Book, Children Now’s companion research document.