Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HechingerEd Blog | New poll: Public trusts teachers, likes technology and school choice

HechingerEd Blog | New poll: Public trusts teachers, likes technology and school choice

New poll: Public trusts teachers, likes technology and school choice

A new public opinion poll on the nation’s public schools reveals a number of interesting findings. The poll, conducted every year since 1969 by Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup, asked 1,000 people about a variety of education topics—from trust in teachers to the use of technology in classrooms.

You can find all of the poll’s results here, but we’ve distilled the essentials for you:

Most people trust public-school teachers and want them to have more freedom in the classroom. Even though a solid majority (68 percent) of respondents said most of the news they hear about teachers is bad, an

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