EdFacts

Sections:

Interactive Graphics | Public Opinion | State Standards |
Student Achievement by State and by Country | Teacher Compensation | Teacher Union Spending

 

Interactive Graphics

 

View interactive graphics highlighting public opinion, proficiency rates, state standards and more.

 

 

Public Opinion

 

2016 Education Next Poll

 

Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular

By Michael B. Henderson, Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and Samuel Barrows
Winter 2017

 

 

Results from the 2016 Education Next Poll
Interactive graphic

 

 

 

 

Education Next Annual Poll: Ten-Year Trends
Interactive graphic

 

 

 

 

PDF: Full 2016 results

 

PDF: All questions over time

 

 

2007 through 2016 Education Next Poll and Public Opinion articles

 

How Satisfied are Parents with Their Children’s Schools?
New evidence from a U.S. Department of Education survey

By Albert Cheng and Paul E. Peterson
Spring 2017

Interactive graphic breaking down the 2012 survey

 

 

What Do Parents Think of Their Children’s Schools?
EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and Samuel Barrows
Spring 2017

Interactive graphic from the 2016 EdNext Parents Survey

 

 

Ten-year Trends in Public Opinion From the EdNext Poll
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular

By Michael B. Henderson, Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and Samuel Barrows
Winter 2017

Interactive graphic of the 2016 poll results

Interactive graphic on ten years of poll trends

 

 

The 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform
Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more

By Michael B. Henderson, Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson
Winter 2016

Interactive graphic of the 2015 poll results

 

 

No Common Opinion on the Common Core
Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll

By Michael B. Henderson, Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson
Winter 2015

 

 

Information Fuels Support for School Reform
Facts about local district performance alter public thinking

By Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Spring 2014

 

 

The 2013 Education Next Survey
Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies

By Michael B. Henderson and Paul E. Peterson
Winter 2014

 

 

Reform Agenda Gains Strength
The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools higher grade than others do

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Winter 2013

 

 

The Public Weighs In on School Reform
Intense controversies do not alter public thinking, but teachers differ more sharply than ever

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Fall 2011

 

 

Meeting of the Minds
The 2010 EdNext-PEPG Survey shows that, on many education reform issues, Democrats and Republicans hardly disagree

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Winter 2011

 

 

The Persuadable Public
The 2009 Education Next-PEPG Survey asks if information changes minds about school reform

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Fall 2009

 

 

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

By Martin R. West and William G. Howell
Summer 2009

 

 

The 2008 Education Next-PEPG Survey of Public Opinion
Americans think less of their schools than of their police departments and post offices

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Fall 2008

 

 

Is the Price Right?
Probing American’s knowledge of school spending

By Martin R. West and William G. Howell
Summer 2008

 

 

What Americans Think about Their Schools
The 2007 Education Next—PEPG Survey

By Martin R. West, Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell
Fall 2007

 

 

2007 through 2016 Education Next Poll full results

 

Complete Polling Results — 2007-2016 – [PDF]

 

Question wording and data over time — 2007-2016 – [PDF]

 

2016 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2015 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2014 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2013 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2013 Experimental Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2012 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2011 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2010 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2009 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2008 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

2007 Complete Polling Results – [PDF]

 

 

State Standards

 

After Common Core, States Set Rigorous Standards
Forty-five states raise the student proficiency bar

By Paul E. Peterson, Samuel Barrows and Thomas Gift
Summer 2016

Interactive map providing specific information for each state

 

 

States Raise Proficiency Standards in Math and Reading
Commitments to Common Core may be driving the proficiency bar upward

By Paul E. Peterson and Matthew Ackerman
Summer 2015

Interactive map providing specific information for each state

 

 

Despite Common Core, States Still Lack Common Standards
Students proficient on state tests but not national

By Peter Kaplan and Paul E. Peterson
Fall 2013

 

 

State Standards Rise in Reading, Fall in Math
Most state standards remain far below international level, with Tennessee, a Race to the Top Winner, at the very bottom

By Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón and Paul E. Peterson
Fall 2010

 

 

Few States Set World-Class Standards
In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless

By Frederick Hess and Paul E. Peterson
Summer 2008

 

 

Keeping an Eye on State Standards
A race to the bottom?

By Frederick Hess and Paul E. Peterson
Summer 2006

 

 

Johnny Can Read…in Some States
Assessing the rigor of state assessment systems

By Frederick Hess and Paul E. Peterson
Summer 2005

Complete Data (2003-2009)

 

 

Student Achievement by State and by Country

 

U.S. Students from Educated Families Lag in International Tests
It’s not just about kids in poor neighborhoods

By Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson
Fall 2014

Interactive map providing specific information for each state and student group

 

 

Achievement Growth: Is the U.S. Catching Up?
International and state trends in student achievement

By Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson
Fall 2012

Interactive map providing specific information for each state

 

 

Teaching Math to the Talented
Which countries—and states—are producing high-achieving students?

By Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson
Winter 2011

 

 

Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?
The latest on each state’s international standing

By Eric A. Hanushek, Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón, Ludger Woessmann and Paul E. Peterson
Fall 2011

 

 

Teacher Compensation

 

Why Most Teachers Get a Bad Deal on Pensions
State plans create more losers than winners, and many get nothing at all

By Chad Aldeman and Kelly Robson
05/16/2017

Interactive graphic on how many teachers benefit from state pension systems, by state

 

 

Golden Handcuffs
Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

By Michael Podgursky and Robert M. Costrell
Winter 2010

 

 

Teacher Retirement Benefits
Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever

By Michael Podgursky and Robert M. Costrell
Spring 2009

 

 

Peaks, Cliffs, and Valleys
The peculiar incentives of teacher pensions

By Michael Podgursky and Robert M. Costrell
Winter 2008

 

 

Teacher Union Spending

 

How Much Teacher Unions Spend in Your State
By Paul E. Peterson
1/19/2010
Map showing campaign contributions of the NEA and AFT: Amount spent per teacher in recipient state (2008-2009)

 

 

The Long Reach of Teachers Unions
Using money to win friends and influence policy

By Mike Antonucci
Winter 2010

 

 

Sponsored Results
Sponsors

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform

Sponsors