Reports & Research
Understanding Childhood Issues & Highlighting Them
California Report Card, 2011-12
Dec 20, 2010
Download file: reportcard_2011.pdf
The 2011-12 California Report Card breaks new ground by providing The Children’s Agenda, which details the top ten high-priority, high-impact actions California’s policymakers should take to reverse the declining status of children.
Topics covered in the The Children’s Agenda include a comprehensive P-to-12th-grade education reform and revenue package, coordinating and streamlining the delivery of children’s services, effectively implementing federal health care reform and reducing childhood obesity rates, among others. All of which reflect deep documentation and the collective expertise of the children’s policy field.
As in previous years, the Report Card also analyzes and grades the key domains of children’s well-being. The grades range from Ds for K-12, Oral Health and Integrated Services to the only B achieved, a B+ in Afterschool, for an overall grade point average of C- (or 1.69). The grades remain so low year-over-year due largely to the disproportional state budget cuts to children versus other budgetary items.