Public Opinion

A 12-year-old boy gets vaccinated in Florida.

New Polling Shows the K-12 Covid Fights Aren’t Going Anywhere

Teachers, administrators, and school boards will be squeezed between two angry, distrustful camps
Clarendon Alternative Elementary School fourth-grader Ayla Einhorn works on her computer as students and parents attend distance learning Zoom classes at Midtown Terrace Playground in San Francisco.

Pluralism Is Growing in K-12 Education

Exit, voice, loyalty and the Covid-19 shock
Banners in support of the elementary school teachers hang outside Brentano Elementary School as teachers instruct virtual classes during a protest against returning to in-person teaching outside of Brentano Elementary School in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Have Parents Turned Against Teachers Unions? Not Yet, Our Survey Shows

Backlash related to school closures fails to materialize, at least so far.

How To Make the Case For School Choice

A powerful opportunity to strengthen the human connection between student and school, and to boost the power of teachers to improve their practice.

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.

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