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Read new survey on public education

New PRI Poll: As New School Year Begins, Voters See Room for Improvement with Local Schools

SACRAMENTO – As students head back to school, a new national survey commissioned by the California-based, nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute finds that voters are more dissatisfied with their local school boards than their neighborhood schools, and see room for improvement in public education. When asked how they rated their local public schools, 45 percent rated them as being excellent or good, compared to 47 percent who rated them as being fair, ...
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Missing from Newsom’s Ed Budget: Student Outcome Goals and Choice

Newsom proposes $127 billion in total funding for education.  Yet, his spending proposals contain no goals on improving student outcomes. For example, Newsom is proposing $13 billion to address learning loss among students and promote learning recovery. There is no question that California’s ineffective education policies during the COVID-19 pandemic caused student learning to plunge from already low levels prior to the pandemic. In 2019, only about three in 10 California eighth graders scored at ...
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Take a deep dive on Gov. Newsom's education budget

Newsom’s Proposed Education Budget: A Recipe for More Disaster

With all the blaring headlines about California’s huge state budget deficit, one would think that education spending, which accounts for around 45 percent of the budget, would take a significant hit.  Well, think again. In the 2019-20 fiscal year, which was the last pre-pandemic budget, state General Fund spending for K-12 education and the community colleges was $79 billion.  In Governor Gavin Newsom’s just proposed 2024-25 budget, funding for K-12 and the community colleges is ...

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Read about PRI's new national education survey

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