ERIC Number: ED373412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The 1993 North Carolina Education Poll: A State Adaptation of the 1993 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Education Poll.
Maniloff, Howard; Clark, David L.
For the past 25 years, the Gallup Organization and Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), a national fraternity of educators, have conducted an annual poll of opinion on education and educational issues in the United States. This report presents findings of the poll, which was adapted for and conducted in North Carolina in 1993. Data were collected through telephone interviews with 803 North Carolina adults. Respondents said that the most troubling problem confronting public schools is school safety. Overall, North Carolina schools received favorable grades for their performance. Other highlights include the following: (1) North Carolinians clearly favor the use of national standardized tests; (2) large majorities believe that public schools should provide extended services for children; (3) solid majorities said they would be willing to pay more taxes to ensure preschool programs for poor children and to improve schools in poorer communities; and (4) 75 percent believed that people in their community could agree on a set of basic values to be taught in the public schools. However, agreement on values collapsed when the topics of sexual orientation and abortion were introduced. Thirty-nine tables are included. (Author/LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Educational Policy Research Center, Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: North Carolina