Jacob D. Alonso

Jacob D. Alonso
PhD Student,
University of Southern California

Jacob Alonso is a PhD student in Urban Education Policy at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. He studies K–12 education policy from a mixed methods perspective, building on a career of classroom teaching, campus and district administration, and independent research. His research focuses on the geospatial analysis of equity and school choice; how schools respond to demographic change; social justice school leadership; and democratic engagement in schools. His interests are guided by his experience in the classroom, a career in education leadership, and a deep belief in the transformative capacity of education.

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Evidence from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
In this brief, we use data from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Poll to report on California voters’ attitudes towards and engagement with local school district governance. Generally, our findings show relatively high support for school boards among…