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