Why is this important?
The education policy area explores data on education levels across the county, our children’s academic performance, and the process of learning English as a second language. School performance and education levels have wide-ranging impacts on neighborhoods and their residents, and can be linked to property values, income levels, public safety, and even health outcomes. Education policy is directed at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Education, and further impacted by choices that the state of California makes about curriculum and funding. School districts, local governments, and parents are also important actors in education policy.
Because Los Angeles county contains a large number of immigrants and non-native English speakers, supplying effective English as a Second Language training is a vital part of integrating communities and creating social cohesion for both school-aged children and adults. Sound education policies are important in creating an informed population that thrives economically.
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