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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2015 Election
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Mark Isler
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 1


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What is the single most important issue facing LACCD today? How, as Trustee, would you deal with it?

Students coming to the community colleges who do not have the basic reading, writing and math skills necessary to successfully function in today's society. Community colleges should not have to make up for the failings of the lower grades and be remedial institutions

We can change this situation by improving our public schools and one of the key ways is by supporting school choice where parents can choose among public,charter, private or home schooling. With competition our public schools will get better and be able to better provide the basic skills necessary so the community colleges don't have to serve in this role.

2. How would you address the level of resources now devoted to remedial classwork at our community colleges?

Fewer remedial resources would be necessary if the lower grades fulfilled their role and a high school diploma confirmed that their students has mastered the basic skills.

3. How would you prioritize the various roles of the community college today?

1. Learning a skill or trade
2. Giving a second chance to all those who missed out the first time.
3. Transferring to a four year college

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