|Date:||May 1, 2009|
|Location:||CSAC Conference Center|
|1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor|
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.