July 23, 2021 | USC Rossier News

A recent poll by Policy Analysis for California Education and USC Rossier confirmed what many educators, parents and students likely already know: The public has become increasingly polarized about issues in education. The poll found that the majority of voters...

July 9, 2014 | EdSource

The move to local control under the state’s new funding and accountability system has given school districts much leeway in adopting the Common Core State Standards, the challenging math and English language arts standards that California and 41 other states...

Moving Forward From COVID-19

Voters’ Opinions on Educational Equity Initiatives in California

COVID-19 and its concomitant school closures are affecting students in many ways; there is good reason to expect the pandemic will adversely impact educational equity. New PACE research uses data from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier annual voter poll to report on CA voter attitudes towards educational equity policy initiatives. A majority of voters supported a focus on ending racial inequality in educational outcomes and specific initiatives to do so, suggesting that voters may also support a targeted approach to mitigating the pandemic’s adverse effects on CA students who have been hardest hit.

Summary of the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier Poll Results Presentation

Dan Silver

This commentary provides a summary of a session at the 2020 PACE Annual Conference in which the results from the PACE/USC Rossier 2020 Poll were presented.  Topics discussed included findings on voter perceptions of schools generally, and also their perceptions on issues related to teacher salaries, college affordability and admissions, gun violence, and school funding.

June 20, 2019 | Capital & Main

Governor Gavin Newsom’s first education budget passed in the legislature last week.  The budget reflects a Prop. 98-mandated minimum increase, district relief for pension obligation paydown, investments in early learning, funds for special education, and facilities funding for full-day kindergarten...

June 17, 2019 | EdSource

College affordability is a top concern for voters throughout California, but the problem is most profound for African Americans and residents living in rural areas of the state, according to a poll of 2,000 California voters by Policy Analysis for California Education...

March 15, 2019 | The Conversation

Is the college admissions process about merit? In a recent article from The Conversation, USC researchers Morgan Polikoff, Jerome Lucido, and Julie Renee Posselt, state that “merit” is more complicated than the public thinks. For universities, building a student body...