EdStat: When Informed About Teachers’ Current Salaries, 36% of the Public Favor a Pay Raise for Teachers
Recent polls show that most Americans agree that teachers deserve a pay raise, but the annual EdNext survey has shown that the public’s views on teacher salaries change when respondents are given more information.
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?
Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.
According to a recent Pace and USC Rossier poll, 61 percent of respondents had a positive impression of the California School Dashboard.
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.
According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 51 percent of parents support homeschooling, while just 29 percent oppose it.
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).
Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
The first step to gaining back and building support for charter schools is to hold them accountable for providing a quality education.
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.
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
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.
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
Results from a national survey of high school student engagement.
In an op-ed for Real Clear Education, Paul Peterson notes that public opinion surveys are finding that public support for vouchers is growing.
Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.
EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide
The most important question for any incoming Republican president is, “Are you hoping to advance particular programs or a steady, coherent conservative philosophy?”
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 is clearly not a top-tier issue for the public right now, but it’s also nowhere near the bottom.
The results of three recent polls on education policy should provide interesting fodder for the winners of state and national elections.
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.
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
Gauging public opinion on parental opt-out, charters, Common Core and vouchers
When it comes to fundamental principles and practices regarding K–12 education, the American public is generally pretty sensible and steadfast.