ERIC Number: ED499331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Quality: Californians' Views on Teachers and Teaching
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
This statewide public opinion survey highlights new information about the priorities of Californians, their attitudes about spending on education, their opinions about key issues such as teacher qualifications, and priorities for the steps the state should take to improve its system of public education. The survey shows Californians believe that education is the top priority for the state to address right now, and that the public supports spending more, not less, on improving public education. Californians want the state to spend more on schools, not less, and equalize the resources between wealthy and poor schools. They want the state to invest in teachers, whom they believe are underpaid. They have no tolerance for any lessening of the requirements for earning a teacher's credential and would continue to invest in the professional development of experienced teachers to make them more effective.
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Public Education, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Finance, Attitude Measures, Resource Allocation, Expenditures, Teacher Qualifications, State Government, Government Role, Educational Equity (Finance), Teacher Salaries, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning. 133 Mission Street Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Fax: 831-427-1612; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cftl.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Stuart Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California