Down on schools

Californians think public schools are doing poorly — except for their local schools — and need more money but don’t want to pay more themselves, according to a Public Policy Institute of California survey. Everyone wants to tax the rich.

Dan Weintraub summarizes in the Sacramento Bee:

Californians are as down on the public schools as they have been in a decade, but they are divided about what role public education should play in society, and most don’t want to pay more taxes to give the schools a budget boost, according to a new poll scheduled to be released today.

Those surveyed strongly support testing students before giving them a high school diploma or promoting them to the next grade.

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