Polls Seem to Differ on Charters, But In Fact They Agree

According to the Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, 64 percent of all Americans “favor the idea of charters.” But according to the Ednext poll, only 39 percent “support the formation of charter schools.”

Swaying Public Opinion

Video: Martin West talks with Education Next about what it takes to change public opinion about reforms like charter schools.

“Obama Effect” Strongly Influences Public Attitudes on Controversial Education Topics, according to Education Next–PEPG 2009 National Survey

Findings Show Research Evidence Can Be Equally Significant in Shaping Public Opinion. Read the full article,
The Persuadable Public, by William G. Howell, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West.

By Education Next    Press, Public Opinion  

When It Comes to Charter Schools, What Do Americans Really Care About?

A look at the latest Ednext poll convinces me that the charter school movement needs to do one and only one thing to succeed—prove that charters can be effective in the classroom.

The 2009 Education Next-PEPG Survey

Download Complete Results Here (PDF).

Educating the Public

How information affects Americans' support for school spending and charter schools

How information affects Americans’ support for school spending and charter schools

By William G. Howell and Martin R. West    Charter Schools and Vouchers, Features, Public Opinion, School Spending, Teachers and Teaching  

When Provided with Accurate Information, Public Support for Increased Spending on Schools and Teacher Salaries Declines, Researchers Find

Read the full article, Educating the Public, by William G. Howell and Martin R. West.

By Education Next    Press, Public Opinion  

The 2008 Education Next-PEPG Survey of Public Opinion

Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices

Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices

Vote Early, Vote Often – Figures 2 & 3

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By DAVID E. CAMPBELL    Features, Public Opinion  

Vote Early, Vote Often – Figure 1

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By DAVID E. CAMPBELL    Features, Public Opinion  
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