Conditions of Education in California, 1992–93

James W. Guthrie
Policy Analysis for California Education
Julia E. Koppich
J. Koppich & Associates
Gerald C. Hayward
Policy Analysis for California Education
Allan R. Odden
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Mikala L. Rahn
Public Works
Lynne M. Wiley
SUNY Empire State College


This 1992-93 volume marks the eighth edition of PACE's Conditions of Education in California. The year 1993 also marks PACE's tenth anniversary. For a decade now, PACE has endeavored to compile a continuing picture of education in the state by analyzing data about enrollment trends, student achievement, fiscal conditions, human resources, education governance, and the politics of education. We have also offered continuing education commentary—reflections on the past and directions for the future.

This issue of Conditions of Education continues PACE's tradition of providing neutral, objective, analytic data regarding California's education system. Chapter One explores the condition of education reform in the state—what has been accomplished and what remains unfinished—and begins to suggest an agenda for the future. Chapter Two summarizes the results of a broadscale public opinion poll conducted by PACE in September 1993. This poll represents PACE's initial effort to ascertain Californians' perceptions of the state's education system.

The remaining chapters of this volume once again pinpoint critical data about enrollment and fiscal trends, student achievement, and school governance.

Suggested citationGuthrie, J. W., Koppich, J. E., Hayward, G. C., Odden, A. R., Rah, M. L., & Wiley, L. M. (1993, November). Conditions of education in California, 1992–93 [Report]. Policy Analysis for California Education.