Nearly Half of Californians Think K-12 Education Has Worsened, Poll Finds

A recent survey of Californians revealed that nearly half of respondents think the state’s K-12 public schools have gotten worse.

Nonpartisan research group Public Policy Institute of California surveyed more than 1,000 Californians on education from March 19 through March 25. According to its findings, 47 percent of those surveyed think the quality of education in the state’s K-12 public schools has gotten worse in the last few years.

Additionally, only 51 percent of respondents approve of the way that Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Supt. Tony Thurmond and the state Legislature are handling public education.

The survey noted that such approval has declined since two years ago, when 60 percent of respondents approved such in April 2022—and has hit a record low since the institute first asked the question in 2019.

Also, according to the latest survey, when it comes to the direction of the state’s public education system, Californians are divided.

Read Full Article Here
© 2024, Privacy Policy