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ERIC Number: ED561987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Californians & Education. PPIC Statewide Survey
Baldassare, Mark; Bonner, Dean; Petek, Sonja; Shrestha, Jui
Public Policy Institute of California
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Statewide Survey provides policymakers, the media, and the public with objective, advocacy-free information on the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents. This is the 141st PPIC Statewide Survey in a series that was inaugurated in April 1998 and has generated a database of responses from more than 295,000 Californians. The current survey seeks to inform state policymakers, encourage discussion, and raise public awareness about K-12 public education issues. It is the 10th annual PPIC Statewide Survey on K-12 education since 2005. This report presents the responses of 1,702 California adults on the following issues: (1) Policy preferences, including attitudes toward the Common Core State Standards (awareness, overall support, support for additional implementation funding, anticipated outcomes, concerns about teacher preparation, and parents' knowledge); the Local Control Funding Formula (awareness, overall support, confidence in local districts, anticipated outcomes, and parental involvement); and preschool education, including support for state funding of preschool for all four-year-olds; (2) Perceptions and attitudes, including approval ratings of the governor and legislature, overall and on K-12 education; California's spending and test scores compared with those of other states; concerns about inequities; attitudes toward college and career preparation; perceptions of educational quality, the state budget situation, and funding levels at local schools; ways to raise local revenues; and the importance of gubernatorial candidates' positions on education; (3) Time trends and the extent to which Californians may differ in their perceptions, attitudes, and preferences based on their political party affiliation, likelihood of voting, region of residence, race/ethnicity, whether they have children attending a California public school, and other demographics.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation; Silver Giving Foundation; Stuart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Identifiers - Location: California