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
Marty West, the editor-in-chief of Education Next, joins Paul E. Peterson to continue their discussion on the 2019 Education Next Poll, focusing on the public’s opinion on higher education.
Education Next hosted an event in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 13, to discuss the findings on key issues in more depth.
Michael Henderson, Research Director, Public Policy Research Lab at the Manship School of Mass Communication, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the 2019 Education Next Poll came together, including methodology and how the sample builds in experiments to best gauge the public’s opinion on schools.
Results from the 2018 EdNextPoll
EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, Only 46 Percent of Less-Educated White Respondents Favor Higher School Spending
Fifty-five percent of more-educated white respondents share that view.
EdStat: 69 Percent of Americans Support Laws Allowing States to Take Control of Local Districts Where Academic Performance Has Been Low for Several Years
Teachers are less favorable toward these laws but nevertheless lean toward support.
EdStat: When the Public is Told How Much Teachers Currently Earn, Only 36 Percent Support Raising Teacher Salaries
According to the EdNext poll, support is down 5 percentage points from 2016.
For the general public, opposition to the Common Core has more than tripled, from 13% in 2013 to 42% in 2016.
EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use
Approval is higher among parents and still higher among teachers.
EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 61 Percent of Respondents Support the General Concept of Standards that are the Same Across the States
Far fewer support “Common Core.”
EdStat: According to the Understanding America Study, 47 Percent of U.S. Adults Support Charter Schools
Our 2017 EdNext poll reported a sharp drop in support for new charter schools, but is public opinion bouncing back?
EdStat: Only 36 Percent of the Public Think the Federal Government Should Play the Largest Role in Setting Educational Standards
Opinion has shifted modestly away from federal control toward local control over the past two years.
EdStat: 58% of Less-Educated White Respondents Think the Number of Skilled Immigrant Visas Should be Decreased
In our 2017 EdNext poll, we asked respondents if the number of visas for skilled workers should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same
Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more
EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide
Common Core and vouchers down, but many other reforms still popular
An interactive graphic displaying results from this year’s survey.
An interactive look at the EdNext poll through the past decade
Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more
The 2014 Education Next survey was released today. Check out our infographic interpretations of the results.
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
The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools a higher grade than others do