Public Agenda

Where We Are Now

12 Things You Need to Know about Public Opinion & Public Schools


A digest of a decade of Public Agenda opinion research on public education. Our review found that the standards movement is in full sway in American schools, and support for higher standards and accountability remains solid among teachers, parents and students. But beneath the surface, teachers are discouraged, administrators are besieged by politics and many teachers and students worry about an unruly, disrespectful and sometimes violent atmosphere in American high schools. Sponsored by Washington Mutual.

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