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Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions and attitudes  Funding and policy 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., and Stuart Foundations  Conducted online using Ipsos KnowledgePanel, April 5–15, 2019 – 1,512 adults, ± 3.5% margin of error; 1,035 likely voters, ± 4.0% margin of error – 393 parents of children 18 or younger, ± 6.6% margin of error – 278 public school parents, ± 7.8% margin of error  Views on the importance of K–12 education for the new governor, teacher pay, immigration enforcement, and school safety  Perceptions on funding, revenue sources, charter schools, and early childhood education 4 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions and attitudes  Funding and policy preferences  Conclusions 5 Priority of K–12 education for the new governor In thinking about priorities for the new governor of California, do you think that the state’s kindergarten-through-12th-grade public education system should be a very high priority, high priority, medium priority, low priority, or very low priority? High priority 100 Very high priority 80 60 % 41 44 40 43 40 40 20 34 0 All adults 41 Dem 27 Rep 31 36 Ind Likely voters 6 Preferred direction of K–12 policies When it comes to K–12 public schools in California, would you rather see Gavin Newsom as the new governor generally continue Jerry Brown’s policies or mostly change to different policies? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 55 38 All adults 61 32 57 41 African Americans Asian Americans 50 42 Latinos Continue Brown's policies Change to new policies 64 45 49 28 Whites Public school parents 7 Top issues facing public schools What do you think is the most important issue facing K–12 public schools today? 40 % all adults 20 18 11 10 9 0 Lack of funding Large class sizes Concerns about Limited/poor standards/quality of curriculum education 5 Low teacher pay 8 Most important goal for public schools In your opinion, what is the most important goal of California’s K–12 public schools? 40 26 24 20 16 14 13 % all adults 0 Teaching students Preparing students Preparing students Teaching students Preparing students life skills for college for the workforce the basics to be good citizens 9 Perception of California’s rankings Compared to other states, where do you think California currently ranks in _______ for K–12 public schools? 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Somewhat concerned 100 Very concerned 80 60 % 40 20 0 33 37 All adults 30 39 36 35 African Americans Asian Americans 28 54 Latinos 35 24 Whites 30 50 Public school parents 16 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions and attitudes  Funding and policy preferences  Conclusions 17 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? 70 60 50 49 40 % saying not enough 59 % likely voters 30 20 10 0 Apr-09 Apr-10 Apr-11 Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17 Apr-18 Apr-19 18 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 56 42 54 45 71 28 72 26 Yes No 56 43 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 19 Lowering vote requirement for local parcel taxes What if there was a state ballot measure to replace the two-thirds vote requirement with a 55 percent majority vote for voters to pass local parcel taxes for their local public schools? Would you vote yes or no? 100 80 60 % 40 20 53 44 60 39 58 41 81 18 Yes No 57 40 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 20 Governor’s spending proposals Governor Newsom’s budget proposal allocates _______. Do you favor or oppose this proposal? 100 80 60 % 40 70 58 86 60 % favor 75 52 $3 billion to pay down unfunded liabilities in CalSTRS $576 million to expand special education services 70 60 58 38 20 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 21 Local school bond and parcel tax 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? 100 % saying yes Local school bond 80 Local parcel tax 60 54 40 49 56 44 % likely voters 20 0 Apr-09 Apr-10 Apr-11 Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16 Apr-17 Apr-18 Apr-19 22 Charter schools The state created charter schools to offer parents an alternative to traditional public schools. These schools are expected to meet basic state requirements, but are exempt from many state laws and regulations. In general, do you favor or oppose charter schools? 100 80 60 % 40 49 46 49 48 60 32 49 47 56 39 Favor Oppose 57 37 20 0 All adults Central Valley Inland Empire Los Angeles Orange/San San Francisco Diego Bay Area 23 Charters and funding for local public schools How concerned are you about charter schools taking away state funding that is available for traditional local public schools? 100 Somewhat concerned Very concerned 80 60 % 36 20 40 43 43 40 30 20 28 0 All adults 37 29 30 African Asian Americans Americans Latinos 25 Whites 32 Public school parents 24 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) 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 67 28 70 28 79 18 50 45 Favor Oppose 70 27 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 25 How LCFF funds will be spent 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 Somewhat confident Very confident 80 60 % 40 20 0 41 6 All adults 37 40 4 African Americans 3 Asian Americans 52 8 Latinos 34 5 Whites 51 9 Public school parents 26 Preschool and K–12 success How important is attending preschool to a student's success in kindergarten through grade 12? 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 Somewhat important Very important 27 32 33 33 34 34 57 46 40 47 37 43 All adults Central Valley Inland Empire Los Angeles Orange/San San Francisco Diego Bay Area 27 State-funded preschool Do you think that the state government should or should not fund voluntary preschool programs for all four-year-olds in California? 100 80 60 % 40 20 63 33 59 39 80 17 67 31 Should Should not 58 40 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 28 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  Perceptions and attitudes  Funding and policy preferences  Conclusions 29 Conclusions  Most Californians say K–12 public education should be a high priority for the governor, but there are partisan divides on whether new policies are needed.  Many say that teachers’ salaries are too low, and at least half across regions support teachers’ striking for more pay.  Majorities of likely voters favor a state bond and higher taxes on commercial properties to raise school revenues. 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