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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Summary

Some findings of the current survey:

  • A solid majority of residents say the K–12 system needs major changes. High dropout rates and low student achievement top the list of concerns.
  • Most Californians are very concerned that the state’s budget gap will cause significant cuts in education, the area they most want to protect from such cuts.
  • Support for the high school exit exam is higher among those with just a high school diploma than among those who have attended or graduated from college.

Job Approval Ratings:
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Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
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California State Legislature

This survey is supported with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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