Conditions of Education in California, 2008

David N. Plank
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Patricia Gándara
UCLA Graduate School of Education
Megan Hopkins
University of California, San Diego
Susanna Loeb
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Marsha Ing
University of California, Riverside
Bruce Fuller
University of California, Berkeley
Lynette M. Parker
Santa Clara University School of Law
W. Norton Grubb
University of California, Berkeley
Jon Sonstelie
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dominic J. Brewer
New York University
Icela Pelayo
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
June Ahn
University of California, Irvine


As the "Year of Education" draws to a close, PACE is reviving its signature publication, Conditions of Education in California, in order to sustain focus on the long-term comprehensive educational reforms that California needs. In this edition of Conditions of Education in California, six of California’s leading policy scholars provide analysis of the urgent educational challenges facing our state. The six authors provide baseline data on the current performance of California’s schools and students, and make specific recommendations for policy changes that will support long-term improvement. PACE plans to resume regular publication of Conditions of Education in California in order to track California’s progress toward a more efficient and effective educational system.

Suggested citationPlank, D. N., Gándara, P., Hopkins, M., Loeb, S., Ing, M., Fuller, B., Parker, L. M., Grubb, W. N., Sonstelie, J., Brewer, D. J., Pelayo, I., & Ahn, J. (2008, October). Conditions of education in California 2008 [Report]. Policy Analysis for California Education.