Getting Down To Facts

Five Years Later
Susanna Loeb
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Richard O. Welsh
New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Dominic J. Brewer
New York University
Heather Rose
Public Policy Institute of California
Jennifer Imazeki
San Diego State University
David N. Plank
Stanford Graduate School of Education


This report commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Getting Down to Facts project, which sought to provide a thorough and reliable analysis of the critical challenges facing California’s education system as the necessary basis for an informed discussion of policy changes aimed at improving the performance of California schools and students. The report focuses on the four key issues that received emphasis in the Getting Down to Facts studies: governance, finance, personnel, and data systems.

Suggested citationLoeb, S., Welsh, R. O., Brewer, D. J., Rose, H., Imazeki, J., & Plank, D. N. (2012, May). Getting down to facts: Five years later [Report]. Policy Analysis for California Education.