Voter surveys must be neutral and without bias, pollsters say
Conducting surveys of voters' attitudes on such controversial issues as teacher tenure, layoffs and seniority can be challenging and needs to be handled with neutrality and without bias, according to the bipartisan team that handled a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
Calif. voters reject tenure, seniority-based layoffs of public school teachers
Nearly a year after a landmark court case invalidated California’s tenure system for public school K-12 teachers, more than one-third of voters say they believe these teachers should not be granted tenure at all, according to the results of the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.
California voters take a dim view of teacher tenure
Californians split on whether testing has been a boon or bust for education
As Congress debates the role of standardized testing in a reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, a new poll shows Californians are split over whether they believe testing has harmed or improved education in California.
Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing
Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing additional dollars in public education.
Most Californians say race relations are better in California than elsewhere in United States
As issues of race continue to make national headlines, most California voters say that race relations are better here than they are in the rest of the country, according to results from the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.
Race relations in California better than elsewhere in U.S., voters say
A half-century after the Watts riots laid bare deep racial divisions in Los Angeles, nearly two-thirds of California voters say race relations in the state are better than elsewhere in America even as they acknowledge persistent tensions, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.