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.
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?
Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more
2015 EdNext Poll Finds High Levels of Support for Testing and Little Sympathy for the Opt-Out Movement
Today Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard Kennedy School released the ninth annual Education Next public opinion poll on education policies.
If you don’t like the message, kill the messenger
Judging by a recent survey, a plurality of the American public and an equally large share of teachers oppose forced union payments.
The education community should be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules on a housing case from Dallas which considers whether plaintiffs can bring “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
Behind the Headline: Common Core Is Unpopular In Louisiana When You Call It Common Core, LSU Survey Finds
In Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the state legislature to drop the Common Core state standards in its upcoming legislative session, a survey finds high support for “generic” academic standards but lower support for the Common Core standards.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Peterson looks at why it is so popular for politicians to call for more spending on schools.
If one judged public opinion by conventional public discourse, one would soon conclude that parents in the United States are neatly divided between devotees of district-operated schools and choiceniks determined to avoid them. But Americans are a good deal more practical than that.
A story on NPR’s Morning Edition looks into why two new surveys come to different conclusions about the extent of support for the Common Core.
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has released the results of a national survey on education policy.
Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies
While many in state capitols and Washington, D.C. are placing bets against state and national accountability systems that range from No Child Left Behind to Common Core State Standards, the public remains faithful to its long-standing commitment to hold schools, students and teachers accountable.
Evidence suggests that Americans have been wise enough to ignore the woefully misleading information about student proficiency rates generated by state testing systems when forming judgments about the quality of their state’s schools.