EdStat: 69 Percent of Americans Support Laws Allowing States to Take Control of Local Districts Where Academic Performance Has Been Low for Several Years

By 05/30/2018

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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.

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