PACE and USC Rossier Polls

The fifth annual PACE/USC Rossier Poll finds that voters’ perceptions of local public schools have reached the highest level of confidence since the poll began. Voters also expressed strong support and empathy for teachers.

Voters’ perceptions of local public schools have gradually improved over that time. This poll finds a majority of Californians believe that their local public schools have either “gotten better” (23%) over the past few years or “stayed the same” (35%) while just 30 percent say their local schools have “gotten worse.”


Upcoming events

Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Emily Penner, University of California, Irvine
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bruce Fuller, University of California, Berkeley Joonho Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Policy Analysis for California Education

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center based at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California – Davis. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training. PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California’s leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California.

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