The Answer Sheet: American attitudes of public education

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/02/2009

THE LIST: How Americans Rate Public Education

Sixty-four percent of Americans favor public charter schools--15 percent more than did five years ago--but many don’t understand what these schools actually are. Almost three out of four Americans favor merit pay for teachers. Seven out of 10 Americans would like a child of theirs to teach in the public schools. These are some of the findings in the 41st annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the public’s attitudes toward public schools, published in Kappan magazine. Read on for more findings.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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