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Past · May 1, 2009

Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

May 1, 2009 · 2:00 pm


Date: May 1, 2009
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
PPIC’s annual Statewide Survey on Californians and Education is the fifth examining Californians’ opinions about the state’s K–12 system. With current state budget problems as context, the survey looks at residents’ views on education financing, the adequacy and efficiency of state funding, spending priorities, funding requirements, local decisionmaking, and resource equity. The survey also includes Californians’ overall perceptions of the quality of K–12 education, ratings of local public schools, and policy preferences on issues such as student testing, dropout rates, college and workforce readiness, and data systems. It also looks at parents’ hopes for their children’s educational futures, as well as Californians’ approval ratings of elected officials.
This study was conducted with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This event is co-sponsored with the California Research Bureau.

PPIC President, CEO, and Survey Director Mark Baldassare is an expert in public opinion, on political, social, economic, and environmental public attitudes, and is the author of many books and reports on these subjects.


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