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Science, math, art valued more than technology in poll

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
April 14th, 2015

California education poll reveals that core subjects might trump technology access

poll-technologyProviding computers to public school students is important to California voters, but not as crucial as other factors affecting education, including a more intense focus on math, science and the arts, according to a new poll.

In the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey, voters were given a list of options and asked to select the top two that would have the most positive impact on improving public education in California.

Nearly half, 49 percent, picked “increasing funding for math, science and technology instruction,” according to the poll.

Nearly a third said funding should be increased for subject like art and music education.

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