Gov. Newsom and his school spending ideas are popular with Californians

Californians overwhelmingly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent proposals to increase funding for all levels of education and are optimistic that he and the legislature can work together to accomplish a lot, a new poll found.

  • 70 percent of California adults favor Newsom’s budget ideas in general, according to the survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.
  • 77 percent favor his plan to bolster early childhood programs and 78 percent for his proposals to add higher education funding.

The article cites another recent poll, by the nonprofit policy and research organization PACE and the USC Rossier School of Education, found that keeping students safe from gun violence and making college affordable were the most important education issues in California.

Article by Larry Gordon.

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