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CONDITIONS OF EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA 2008 Policy Analysis for California Education
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ii Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center based at the University of California Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and Stanford University. PACE seeks to de±ne and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to post- secondary education and training. To accomplish this goal, PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California’s leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California. Now in its 25th year, PACE: publishes policy briefs, research reports, and working papers that address key policy issues in California’s education system. convenes seminars and brie±ngs that make current research accessible to policy audiences throughout California. provides expert testimony on educational issues to legislative committees and other policy audiences. works with local school districts and professional associations on projects aimed at supporting policy innovation, data use, and rigorous evaluation. Acknowledgments ²is volume represents PACE’s e³ort to sustain public focus on a long-term reform agenda grounded in rigorous objectivity, careful analysis, and innovative policy thinking. ²is study was funded by the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. Production of Conditions of Education was led by David Plank. Additional support was provided by Me- lissa Henne, Doug Kearney, Cecilia Lucas, Sitome Mebrahtu, and Jessica Rigby. Many thanks to Joanne Klein for her artistic sense and design of this volume. She provided essential support. Finally, we want to express deep gratitude to our various reviewers, who gave critical and timely feed- back. Any expressed views are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the beliefs of PACE’s funders.
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iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ........................................................................................................................................................ ii INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................... 1 David Plank CHAPTER 1 Benchmarking Improvements for Students of Color and English Learners . ................. 5 Patricia Gándara and Megan Hopkins CHAPTER 2 California’s Teachers . ....................................................................................................................... 17 Susanna Loeb and Marsha Ing CHAPTER 3 Lifting Low-Achieving Students and Schools . ....................................................................... 27 Bruce Fuller and Lynette Parker CHAPTER 4 The Transition From High School to Postsecondary Education . ..................................... 35 W. Norton Grubb CHAPTER 5 Financing California’s Public Schools . ....................................................................................... 49 Jon Sonstelie CHAPTER 6 Recent Developments in California’s Educational Governance . ..................................... 61 Dominic J. Brewer, Icela Pelayo and June Ahn CONTRIBUTORS ................................................................................................................................................................ 71 Table of Contents
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INTRODUCTION David N. Plank Policy Analysis for California Education 1 I N MARCH 2007, GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER DECLARED THAT 2008 WOULD BE THE “YEAR OF EDUCATION” IN CALIFORNIA. A WISE OBSERVER OF THE EDUCATION POLICY SYSTEM SOON POINTED OUT THAT THE
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