See the Full Survey A slight majority of Alabamians oppose building new prisons, but an overwhelming majority support expanding rehabilitation Read the full release.
Alabama’s future depends on a vibrant and growing workforce. The ability to grow and retain talent will determine the long-term career prospects for our state and its people. PARCA studies school performance and the process of aligning training programs to industry needs, which develops a cradle to career talent pipeline.
Analysis of statewide school performance.
Deep dives into school systems’ performance, including by student sub-groups.
Comparisons of school system expenditures to recognized best practices.
Implement technologies to simplify schools’ budgeting and reporting.
Prisons, education, taxes, trust in government. What do Alabamians think?
Alabama’s Prison System: A Crisis in Corrections
How we view, value, and fund the justice system generally, and prisons, in particular, is complex and value-laden, particularly in Read the full release.
Crime and Public Safety Ranks #7 Among Alabama Voter Priorities
In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.
Lackluster 2016 Receipts to General Fund and ETF
Both the accounts that pay for state government operations, the General Fund and the Education Trust Fund (ETF), ended the 2016 Read the full release.
PARCA Poll of Public Attitudes on Taxes, Education, Corrections and Medicaid
According to a new poll of public opinion commissioned by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, state residents would Read the full release.
Alabama’s Corrections Conundrum
The Alabama Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over more than 32,000 individuals who’ve been convicted of a crime and are Read the full release.