Michael B. Henderson
Parents report little contact with teachers and less student learning, but also broad satisfaction; charter and private schools provide more opportunities for student-teacher interaction
Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll
Results from the 2018 EdNextPoll
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more
Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts
Facts about local district performance alter public thinking
Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies
Can citizens tell a good school when they see one?
In Louisiana, where the fight over Common Core has been particularly salient, the effect of the “Common Core” label was even more negative than in the American public as whole, and the impact on polarization was greater.
Setting aside concerns about the mechanics of the AFT survey raised elsewhere, a deeper question remains: Do parents really agree with teachers as much as AFT president Randi Weingarten would have us believe?