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Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Silver Giving Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions, attitudes, and the 2018 election  Policy and funding preferences  Conclusions 2 PPIC Statewide Survey mission  Provide timely, relevant, nonpartisan data on political, social, and economic opinions  Inform and improve state policymaking, raise awareness, and encourage discussion  Provide a voice for all Californians in important state policy debates – 350,000+ Californians since 1998 – 170+ general, issue, and regional surveys 3 Californians and education  Conducted with funding from the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell, S. D. Bechtel, Jr., Silver Giving, and Stuart Foundations  Telephone interviews, March 25–April 3, 2018 – 1,704 adults, ± 3.2% margin of error; 867 likely voters, ± 4.4% margin of error – 523 parents of children 18 or younger, ± 5.5% margin of error – 391 public school parents, ± 6.2% margin of error  Approval ratings and opinions on local public schools, immigration policy, school safety, and the 2018 election  Perceptions on adequacy of funding, revenue sources, the Local Control Funding Formula, and parental involvement 4 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions, attitudes, and the 2018 election  Policy and funding preferences  Conclusions 5 Approval of Governor Brown 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 Apr-11 Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Job overall K–12 public education 52 45 Apr-16 Apr-17 Apr-18 6 Approval of California Legislature 100 Job overall 80 K–12 public education 60 % 40 46 42 20 0 Apr-08 Apr-09 Apr-10 Apr-11 Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17 Apr-18 7 Perception of California’s rankings Compared to other states, where do you think California currently ranks in _______ for K–12 public schools? Per pupil spending Student test scores Near the top Above average Average Below average Near the bottom Don't know 0 16 17 19 11 10 20 % 27 40 Near the top Above average Average Below average Near the bottom Don't know 0 8 15 24 9 7 20 % 36 40 8 Grading local public schools Overall, how would you rate the quality of public schools in your neighborhood today? If you had to give your local public schools a grade, would it be A, B, C, D, or F? 100 % saying A or B 80 67 62 61 60 % 54 45 48 40 20 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites Public school parents 9 Importance of racial and economic diversity in schools How important is it to you that the public schools in your community have a mix of students from different _______ backgrounds? % saying extremely/very important racial and ethnic 100 economic 80 60 % 40 61 54 71 63 65 51 67 60 54 50 20 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites 10 Biggest problem facing local public schools What do you think is the biggest problem facing K–12 public schools in your community? 40 % parents 24 20 9 7 0 Lack of funding Quality of teachers Safety, bullying 65 Lack of parental involvement Large class sizes 11 School preference I have a question about four school types…. Imagine you could send your youngest child to any one of these four kinds of schools and cost and location were not an issue. All things equal, which would you pick? 40 35 31 % parents 20 18 13 0 Public school Private school Religious school Charter school 1 Other 2 Don't know 12 Concern about increased immigration enforcement How concerned are you that increased federal immigration enforcement efforts will impact undocumented students and their families in your local public schools? 100 Somewhat concerned Very concerned 80 25 60 % 27 24 33 40 26 26 59 20 43 43 34 35 43 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites Public school parents 13 Support for sanctuary school districts Do you favor or oppose your public school district designating itself as a “sanctuary safe zone” to indicate it will protect its undocumented students and their families from federal immigration enforcement efforts? 100 80 60 % 40 20 65 30 86 11 74 22 61 32 Favor Oppose 72 24 0 All adults Dem Rep Ind Public school parents 14 Concern about threat of mass shooting in local schools How concerned are you about the threat of a mass shooting in your local schools? Somewhat concerned 100 Very concerned 80 60 % 40 20 0 24 49 All adults 19 24 57 49 African Americans Asian Americans 15 68 Latinos 22 32 60 34 Whites Public school parents 15 Support for allowing more teachers to carry guns Do you favor or oppose allowing more teachers and school officials to carry guns in schools? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 67 30 All adults 86 13 Dem 60 36 Rep 69 29 Favor Oppose 68 29 Ind Public school parents 16 2018 gubernatorial primary Candidate preference Gavin Newsom 26 John Cox 15 Antonio Villaraigosa 13 Travis Allen 10 John Chiang 7 Delaine Eastin 6 Someone else 1 Don’t know 22 0 20 40 % likely voters Importance of gubernatorial candidates’ positions on K–12 education Somewhat important 100 Very important 80 26 24 26 28 % 60 40 64 69 55 65 20 0 60 All likely Dem Rep Ind voters 17 2018 race for state superintendent of public instruction If the June nonpartisan primary election for state superintendent of public instruction were being held today, and these were the candidates, who would you vote for? Tony Thurmond Tony Thurmond 13% 100 Marshall Tuck Don't know 82 80 Marshall Tuck 13% 60 56 % likely voters Don't know 74% 40 24 20 20 10 8 0 Latinos Whites 18 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions, attitudes, and the 2018 election  Policy and funding preferences  Conclusions 19 Level of state funding for local schools Do you think the current level of state funding for your local public schools is more than enough, just enough, or not enough? % likely voters 70 60 50 49 40 30 20 10 0 Apr-09 Apr-10 Apr-11 % saying not enough Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17 60 Apr-18 20 Taxing commercial properties at market rate Under Proposition 13, residential and commercial property taxes are both strictly limited. What if there was a state ballot measure to have commercial properties taxed according to their current market value and direct some of this new tax revenue to state funding for K–12 public schools? Would you vote yes or no? 100 80 % 60 40 20 61 33 53 42 71 22 57 39 Yes No 55 40 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 21 Support for local school bond and parcel tax % likely voters If your local school district had a bond measure on the ballot to pay for school construction projects, would you vote yes or no? What if there was a measure on your local ballot to increase local parcel taxes to provide more funds for the local public schools? Would you vote yes or no? % saying yes Local school bond 100 Local parcel tax 80 60 54 40 49 60 48 20 0 Apr-09 Apr-10 Apr-11 Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17 Apr-18 22 Awareness of the Local Control Funding Formula How much, if anything, have you heard about the Local Control Funding Formula, a policy enacted in recent years that changes the way K–12 public school districts are funded in California? 1% 5% 24% A lot A little Nothing at all Don't know 70% All adults 23 Support for the Local Control Funding Formula The Local Control Funding Formula provides additional funding to school districts that have more English language learners and lower-income students and gives local school districts more flexibility over how state funding is spent. In general, do you favor or oppose this policy? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 71 19 All adults 81 12 Dem 55 35 Rep Favor Oppose 73 15 Ind 24 Confidence that LCFF funds will be spent on lowerincome and English language learner students As the state implements the Local Control Funding Formula, how confident are you that local school districts which receive additional funding will spend that money on programs and support for English language learners and lower-income students? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 45 13 All adults 49 47 38 14 14 African Asian Americans Americans 18 Latinos Somewhat confident Very confident 44 9 Whites 45 15 Public school parents 25 LCFF’s impact on student achievement As the state implements the Local Control Funding Formula, do you think the academic achievement of English language learners and lower-income students will or will not improve? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 47 24 All adults 45 41 55 27 23 African Asian Americans Americans 41 Latinos Will improve somewhat Will improve a lot 47 13 Whites 41 30 Public school parents 26 Parental involvement in local district accountability plans Has your child’s school or school district provided you with information about how to become involved, or not? Don’t know, 5% No, 41% Yes, 54% Public school parents How likely are you to participate in the process of revising and updating your local school district’s accountability plan? Very likely 28 Somewhat likely 46 Not too likely 13 Not at all likely 12 Don't know 1 0 20 40 60 % public school parents 27 School quality information and the California School Dashboard Do you feel you can easily find information about the quality of your child’s school? No, 15% Don’t know, 2% How much, if anything, have you heard about the California School Dashboard, a new online tool which uses multiple measures to evaluate how the state’s K–12 schools are performing? A lot, 10% Nothing at all, 56% Yes, 83% Public school parents A little, 34% 28 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions, attitudes, and the 2018 election  Policy and funding preferences  Conclusions 29 Conclusions  Californians support having local school districts declared sanctuary safe zones for undocumented students, but there are deep partisan divisions.  Many public school parents are concerned about school safety, while most oppose having more teachers carry guns in schools.  Across parties, majorities of likely voters agree that gubernatorial candidates’ positions on K–12 education are very important. An overwhelming majority are undecided in the race for superintendent of public instruction.  California adults and likely voters continue to see the state’s K–12 funding as inadequate. Solid majorities of likely voters favor local school bonds, while fewer support local parcel taxes for schools.  Public school parents say they can easily find information on the quality of their child’s school, but a majority have not heard about the new school dashboard. 30 PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education April 12, 2018 Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Lunna Lopes Supported with funding from the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Silver Giving Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation Notes on the use of these slides These slides were created to accompany a presentation. They do not include full documentation of sources, data samples, methods, and interpretations. To avoid misinterpretations, please contact: Lunna Lopes (lopes@ppic.org; 415-291-4492) Thank you for your interest in this work. 32" } ["___content":protected]=> string(152) "

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Tony Thurmond Tony Thurmond 13% 100 Marshall Tuck Don't know 82 80 Marshall Tuck 13% 60 56 % likely voters Don't know 74% 40 24 20 20 10 8 0 Latinos Whites 18 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions, attitudes, and the 2018 election  Policy and funding preferences  Conclusions 19 Level of state funding for local schools Do you think the current level of state funding for your local public schools is more than enough, just enough, or not enough? % likely voters 70 60 50 49 40 30 20 10 0 Apr-09 Apr-10 Apr-11 % saying not enough Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17 60 Apr-18 20 Taxing commercial properties at market rate Under Proposition 13, residential and commercial property taxes are both strictly limited. What if there was a state ballot measure to have commercial properties taxed according to their current market value and direct some of this new tax revenue to state funding for K–12 public schools? 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