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What American Families Experienced When Covid-19 Closed Their Schools

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

2007 through 2019 EdNext Poll and Public Opinion articles

2019 EdNext Poll Interactive

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Education Next Annual Poll: Trends Through 2019

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2018 EdNext Poll Interactive

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Education Next Annual Poll: Trends Through 2018

This graphic accompanies "Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and...

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Public thinking on school choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more

2017 EdNext Poll Interactive

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Education Next Annual Poll: 11-Year Trends

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2016 EdNext Poll Interactive

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Ednext Poll Interactive Ten Year Trends Public Opinion

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The 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more

No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts

The 2013 Education Next Survey

Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies

Information Fuels Support for School Reform

Facts about local district performance alter public thinking

Reform Agenda Gains Strength

The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools a higher grade than others do

The Public Weighs In on School Reform

Intense controversies do not alter public thinking, but teachers differ more sharply than ever

Meeting of the Minds

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

State Standards

Student Achievement by State and by Country

The Achievement Gap Fails to Close

Half century of testing shows persistent divide between haves and have-nots

Is the U.S. Catching Up?

International and state trends in student achievement

Teaching Math to the Talented

Which countries—and states—are producing high-achieving students?

Teacher Compensation

Why Most Teachers Get a Bad Deal on Pensions

State plans create more losers than winners, and many get nothing at all

Teacher Retirement Benefits

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Golden Handcuffs

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

Peaks, Cliffs, and Valleys

The peculiar incentives of teacher pensions

Teacher Union Spending

The Long Reach of Teachers Unions

Using money to win friends and influence policy

How Much Teacher Unions Spend in Your State

Teacher unions are quietly undermining charter and merit pay legislation that is supposed to help states “race to the top.” To exercise such power, a hefty cash box comes in handy.

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