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ERIC Number: ED504030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Arizonans Like Their Jobs but Question Their Schools. AZ Views, Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2008
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University
Good jobs and good schools are viewed by most as essential components of a healthy society: good jobs create revenue to support quality schools, which in turn produce a superior workforce to fill those jobs. Based on survey panelist responses, most Arizonans seem to feel that they are doing well on the employment front, but not quite so well concerning education. Most Arizonans say they are somewhat (49%) or very (39%) satisfied with their employment, and most said they feel somewhat (42%) or very (47%) secure about keeping their job. These numbers are even higher than the 2004 Morrison Institute quality of life survey. Panelists expressed more reservations about the state's public schools. Most respondents do not think local schools are succeeding academically. Criticism is particularly strong in the minority community, which is Arizona's fastest-growing population and one that will contribute an increasing share of the state's future workers, businesspeople, and leaders. [Data reported come from the Arizona Indicators Panel, a statewide representative sample of Arizonans. Panel members have agreed to be surveyed online several times a year across multiple topic areas to permit depth and exploration of topics with the same sample group and solve some of the problems experienced in random sample telephone surveys. Reported results come from two rounds of panel questions and were collected in May and July 2008. The summarized results contain the statistically significant differences on selected demographic characteristics of pane participants that can be found at the end of the report. Arizona Indicators is a partnership of Arizona State University, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Community Foundation, Valley of the Sun United Way, and Arizona Department of Commerce.]
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. P.O. Box 874405, 215 East 7th Street Suite 203, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405. Tel: 480-965-4525; Fax: 480-965-9219; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Arizona