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Statewide Survey · April 2015

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Mark Baldassare, Lunna Lopes, Dean Bonner, and Sonja Petek

Some findings of the current survey:

  • A strong majority of Californians support the Local Control Funding Formula; fewer than half favor the Common Core State Standards.
  • Most public school parents say they have heard nothing at all about the Smarter Balanced assessments.
  • Half of Californians say the state’s budget situation is a big problem for K-12 education and six in 10 say state funding for local schools is not enough.
  • Two-thirds of adults and about half of likely voters would vote yes on a state or local bond measure to fund school construction projects.

Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [PDF]
California State Legislature [PDF]]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
Governor Brown [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]

This survey was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation, the Silver Giving Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation.


Topics

K–12 Education Political Landscape Statewide Survey
Public Policy Institute of California