100% of L.A. County middle schools spend less on each student than the national average.If you feel up to it, the Summary Report and the Full Report are available for free download at United Way Los Angeles.
At least 20% of teachers in L.A. County middle schools lack full teaching credentials.
Half of middle schools in L.A. County meet the state’s definition of an overcrowded school, and within the LAUSD this proportion jumps to 75%.
70% of schools that serve high levels of low-income students are categorized as Program Improvement schools – meaning they have not improved their academic outcomes for two years in a row. Half of these have seen no improvement for 4 or 5 consecutive years.
* By the way, the Schwarzenegger household will be unaffected by the budget cuts. I hear that his children attend a private school that charges over $25,000 a year in tuition.