What Americans said about the Public Schools

The 45th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll was released last week.  You can read the press release here.  The highlights of the poll findings presented below came from the Poll Highlights document. 

Common Core

Most Americans don’t know about the Common Core and those who do don’t understand it.

Standardized Tests

The significant increase in testing in the past decade has either hurt or made no difference in improving schools

Teacher Evaluations

Students’ standardized test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers. Teacher evaluations should be available to the public — and so should evaluations of doctors and police.

Students’ standardized

Test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers. Teacher evaluations should be available to the public — and so should evaluations of doctors and police.

School Safety

Kids are safe at school. Don’t give teachers and principals guns to protect children; invest in better mental health services rather than weapons.

Charter Schools

Charter schools probably offer a better education than traditional public schools.

Vouchers

Don’t spend public money to send children to private schools.

Online Learning

High school students should be able to earn college credits via the Internet while attending high school.

Biggest Problem

Lack of financial support continues to be the biggest problem facing public school

Children of Illegal Immigrants

Children of immigrants who are in the United States illegally should not have access to free public education.

You can download the full report from the PDK website by clicking here.  The full report has also been embedded below and can be viewed by scolling through the document.

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