EdStat: 68% of Americans support annual testing in reading and math, according to the 2018 EdNext survey

A large majority of Americans continue to support the federal requirement that all students be tested in math and reading each year in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school.

EdStat: The 2018 EdNext poll finds that support for the Common Core State Standards has stabilized at 45 percent

After falling in previous years, public support for the Common Core State Standards has now stabilized at 45%, the 2018 EdNext survey finds, compared to 41% a year ago.

EdStat: 57% of respondents favor tax-credit scholarship programs, according to the 2018 EdNext poll

The 2018 EdNext poll finds a clear majority—57%—in favor of “a tax credit for individual and corporate donations that pay for scholarships to help low-income parents send their children to private schools.”

EdStat: 51 percent of Americans rate their local public schools with a grade of A or B on the 2018 EdNext poll

On the 2018 EdNext poll, approximately half of the public (51%) rates their local public schools with a grade of A or B, consistent with the last three years of polling.

EdStat: 18 percent of respondents support affirmative action in K-12 school assignments, according to the 2018 EdNext poll

The 2018 EdNext poll finds that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to considering race in K–12 school assignment decisions as part of efforts to increase school diversity, though the difference between support and opposition has narrowed somewhat since the question was last asked in 2008.

EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points

After a substantial drop in support for charter schools last year, the 2018 EdNext poll finds that public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points this past year, to 44%, with 35% opposed.

In the News: Teachers Are Winning Public Support for Pay Raises

In states where teachers walked out of their classrooms this spring to protest low salaries and cuts to school spending, public support for raising salaries has grown significantly.

EdStat: 47 percent of Americans say school spending should increase, according to the 2018 EdNext poll

Among those provided information about current spending levels in their local school districts, 47% say that spending should increase, a rise of 7 percentage points over the prior year.

EdStat: 56 percent of nonunion teachers say in the 2018 EdNext poll that unions have a positive impact on schools

New in the 2018 EdNext poll is a breakdown of teacher respondents that shows sharp differences between union and nonunion members on certain issues.

In the News: Support for School Choice Growing Among Republicans

Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year according to the new EdNext poll.

EdStat: 54 percent majority of the public supports school vouchers for all students, according to the 2018 EdNext poll

The 2018 EdNext survey finds that a 54% majority of the public supports school vouchers for all students, a 9-percentage-point increase over a year ago.

Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers

Results from the 2018 EdNextPoll

EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public support for increasing teacher pay jumps by 13 percentage points

On the 2018 EdNext survey, among respondents provided with information on average teacher salaries prevailing in their state, 49% of the public say that teacher pay should increase—a 13-percentage-point jump over the share who said so last year.

EdStat: When Informed About Teachers’ Current Salaries, 36% of the Public Favor a Pay Raise for Teachers

Recent polls show that most Americans agree that teachers deserve a pay raise, but the annual EdNext survey has shown that the public’s views on teacher salaries change when respondents are given more information.

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?

The Rebound in Charter Support — But Also a Widening Partisan Divide

Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.

EdStat: 61 Percent of Respondents Liked the New California School Dashboard Accountability Site

According to a recent Pace and USC Rossier poll, 61 percent of respondents had a positive impression of the California School Dashboard.

EdStat: 46 Percent of the General Public Support Merit Pay for Teachers

According to the 2017 EdNext poll, support for merit pay for teachers among the general public has dropped from 67 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2017.

EdStat: 51 Percent of Parents Support Homeschooling

According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 51 percent of parents support homeschooling, while just 29 percent oppose it.

Partisanship and Higher Education: Where Republicans and Democrats Agree

In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).

Changing Support for Charter Schools Among Republicans

Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?

How to Earn Public Support for Charter Schools

The first step to gaining back and building support for charter schools is to hold them accountable for providing a quality education.

The Education Exchange: Public Opinion on Teacher Quality

The 2017 Education Next poll asked the public, parents, and teachers what share of teachers at your local public school are excellent, good, satisfactory and unsatisfactory.

Secret Finding from PDK Poll: Support for Vouchers is Rising

The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 10 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015

When it Comes to Education, Are Californians Unique?

The Californians who participated in the 2017 Education Next survey of American adults have views that are different from the national sample on only a few issues.

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