Crucial Issues in California Education, 2006 provides the education community with an overview of key policy topics grounded in lessons learned from recent research and practice. Authors locate issues within the context of the state’s standards and accountability system and current fiscal realities. Each chapter includes demographic and historic perspective, data and analysis, and proposals for long-term structural remedies. Crucial Issues serves as a dynamic reference volume for anyone interested in today’s education policy landscape.
Errata: Please note, we wrongly attribute the request of the “Getting Down To Facts” school finance research to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Education Excellence. The studies were jointly requested by Governor Schwarzenegger’s Committee on Education Excellence, Democratic leaders in the State Legislature and Jack O’Connell, Superintendent of Public Instruction.