February 14, 2019

Gun violence in schools ranked CA’s top education issue

Results from a new poll show CA voters view reducing gun violence in schools as the top educational issue facing the state, though there was less agreement on how lawmakers should address the issue. The poll, conducted by the University of Southern California in collaboration with the Policy Analysis for CA Education, found reducing gun violence in schools was the top issue for Democratic respondents, and second among Republicans.

Some potential policy solutions, such as expanding student mental health resources or improving active shooter drills, received support across the board, while others–including arming teachers or banning high-capacity firearms–were split along party lines. Regardless, researchers concluded that voters overwhelmingly agreed that something must be done.

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