EdStat: According to the Understanding America Study, 47 Percent of U.S. Adults Support Charter Schools

Our 2017 EdNext poll reported a sharp drop in support for new charter schools, but is public opinion bouncing back?

The Rebound in Charter Support — But Also a Widening Partisan Divide

Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.

EdStat: 61 Percent of Respondents Liked the New California School Dashboard Accountability Site

According to a recent Pace and USC Rossier poll, 61 percent of respondents had a positive impression of the California School Dashboard.

EdStat: 46 Percent of the General Public Support Merit Pay for Teachers

According to the 2017 EdNext poll, support for merit pay for teachers among the general public has dropped from 67 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2017.

EdStat: 51 Percent of Parents Support Homeschooling

According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 51 percent of parents support homeschooling, while just 29 percent oppose it.

Partisanship and Higher Education: Where Republicans and Democrats Agree

In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).

Changing Support for Charter Schools Among Republicans

Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?

How to Earn Public Support for Charter Schools

The first step to gaining back and building support for charter schools is to hold them accountable for providing a quality education.

The Education Exchange: Public Opinion on Teacher Quality

The 2017 Education Next poll asked the public, parents, and teachers what share of teachers at your local public school are excellent, good, satisfactory and unsatisfactory.

Secret Finding from PDK Poll: Support for Vouchers is Rising

The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 10 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015

When it Comes to Education, Are Californians Unique?

The Californians who participated in the 2017 Education Next survey of American adults have views that are different from the national sample on only a few issues.

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more

In the News: Trump Should Capitalize on Vouchers’ Newfound Popularity

In an op-ed for Real Clear Education, Paul Peterson notes that public opinion surveys are finding that public support for vouchers is growing.

EdNext Podcast: How Does Parental Satisfaction Vary Across School Sectors?

Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.

What Do Parents Think of Their Children’s Schools?

EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide

Uncle Sam and America’s Schools in the Trump Administration

The most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?”

An Evidence-Based, Voter-Approved Policy Agenda for Education

Based on my analysis of public opinion, there is broad public support for four policies, all of which also have at least modest research evidence to support them.

Education Takes 11th in ‘16

Education is clearly not a top-tier issue for the public right now, but it’s also nowhere near the bottom.

Parsing Public Opinion on Policy

The results of three recent polls on education policy should provide interesting fodder for the winners of state and national elections.

5 Reasons Why School Choice is Important Right Now

At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.

Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll

Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular

Why Do Two Good Polls Get Different Results?

Gauging public opinion on parental opt-out, charters, Common Core and vouchers

New Poll Offers News Both Heartening and Glum for Education Reformers

When it comes to fundamental principles and practices regarding K–12 education, the American public is generally pretty sensible and steadfast.

Common Core: How Much Do People Know About Its Real Impact?

Are opinions about the Common Core driven by the public debate broadcast in the media or are they rooted in direct knowledge about what is happening in schools?

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