ERIC Number: ED046097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
How the Nation Views the Public Schools. A Study of the Public Schools of the United States.
This survey, the first of a series based on annual opinion polls, provides an objective analysis of public opinion on significant questions in American education. Based on a representative sample of adults in the nation, the report measures the kinds and amounts of information possessed by representative citizens regarding local schools and gauges their willingness to vote tax increases when a need for greater financial assistance arises. Also indicated are the attitudes of the public toward teachers, the teaching profession, and local school boards; the kinds of information the public would like to have about their local schools; the degree of citizen sensitivity to school problems; and some criticisms of school policies. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, National Surveys, Political Attitudes, Public Opinion, School Community Relationship, Statistical Data
IDEA Information and Services Division, P.O. Box 446, Melbourne, Florida 32901 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: CFK, Ltd., Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: Gallup Organization, Inc., Princeton, NJ.