May 4, 2017

Majority of CA Voters Favor Bond Measures and Vouchers for Public Schools


A new survey showed high support for local bonds as well as allowing tax-funded vouchers to send their children to any school they choose. At the same time, most give their local public schools good grades. These are among the key findings of a statewide survey on education released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).

Two in three adults (68{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958}) and a majority of likely voters (58{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958}) say they would vote yes if their local school district had a bond measure on the ballot to pay for construction projects (local school bonds require a 55{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} majority to pass). Support was similar last year (74{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} adults, 62{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} likely voters).

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