According to the 2017 EdNext poll, the public strongly favors laws allowing states to take control of local districts where academic performance has been low for several years. Sixty-nine percent of Americans support these laws, including 75% of Republicans, 67% of Democrats, and 71% of parents. Teachers are less favorable toward these laws but nevertheless lean toward support, with 50% in favor and 42% opposed.

To get more information about the public’s opinion on school accountability, read the full poll essay, or use our 11-year trends interactive to see the change in public opinion over time.

—Education Next

Last updated May 30, 2018