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The 32nd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll Of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

author: Lowell C. Rose, Alec M. Gallup
description: THE 2000 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools documents significant trends in public attitudes and, at the same time, explores new areas that are important in light of current efforts at school improvement. The results should be of interest to school planners at all levels. The turning away from high-stakes testing; the leveling off and the downward trend in support for choice involving private or church-related schools; the fact that lack of financial support has jumped into first place as the biggest problem; the preference for balance in the curriculum over a focus on "the basics"; and the clear support for public schools that is evident throughout the poll are all good news for public school advocates.

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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: 08/01/2000
posted to site: 09/01/2000