Californians want equity in school funding, a recent poll shows. Does Culver City feel the same way? Let's find out!
A recent statewide poll (http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1014) found that California likely voters see the budget situation as a big problem for public schools. In larger numbers than just last year, these voters feel that the current level of funding is not adequate. They are worried about schools laying off teachers or having fewer days of instruction.
Surely, we share these concerns in Culver City. Efforts by parents to grow booster clubs at all schools and raise more funds to offset budget cuts are the talk of the town.
Another finding from the same survey is heartening. Across the state, likely voters acknowledge that school districts in lower income areas of the state have fewer resources and a majority say that if new funding is made available it should go to districts with more low income students. This makes it clear: most likely voters in California understand and believe in the need for equity in education.
So, is that true in Culver City as well? I thought it would be good to find out, so I prepared a survey that I hope will give us a glimpse into these questions. You can find it here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FYN2C35
I will be writing another blog post with the results when I close the poll (June 1st). Please share this post with other parents in your schools and neighbors so we can get make sure and get as many respondents as we can
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