Crucial Issues in California Education 2000

Are the Reform Pieces Fitting Together?
Gerald C. Hayward
Policy Analysis for California Education
Bruce Fuller
University of California, Berkeley
Michael W. Kirst
Stanford University
David Ruenzel
Education Week and Teacher Magazine
Russell W. Rumberger
University of California, Santa Barbara
Patricia Gándara
UCLA Graduate School of Education
William S. Furry
California Department of Education
Luis A. Huerta
Teachers College–Columbia University
Joan L. Herman
University of California, Los Angeles
Richard S. Brown
Harvard University
Eva L. Baker
UCLA Graduate School of Education Information Studies
Andrea Venezia
Vi-Nhuan Le
University of Chicago
Abby Robyn
RAND Corporation


"Crucial Issues in California Education 2000" is a successor to "Conditions of Education," a PACE publication since 1984. Conditions combined up-to-date data and ongoing trends in a wide variety of indicators relevant to state education policy.

In recent years, education in California has become more complex, undergoing both strident criticism and renewed support. To present a more analytical overview of California education, this year PACE has asked experts around the state to contribute chapters based on in-depth research projects. Their contributions allow PACE to offer the latest data analysis around a wider variety of issues, while continuing to provide overall strategic recommendations. This volume provides a unique function in policy analysis because it brings together numerous reports on components of California education in one source. Moreover, the scope of "Crucial Issues" is the largest in the history of the series, spanning childcare to universities.

Suggested citationBurr, E., Hayward, G. C., Fuller, B., Kirst, M. W., Ruenzel, D., Rumberger, R. W., Gándara, P., Finkelstein, N., Furry, W. S., Huerta, L. A., Herman, J. L., Brown, R. S., Baker, E. L., Venezia, A., Le, V.-N., Hamilton, L. S., & Robyn, A. (2000, January). Crucial Issues in California Education 2000: Are the reform pieces fitting together? [Report]. Policy Analysis for California Education.