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ERIC Number: ED140406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Public Opinions About Education: A Statewide Poll of Wisconsin Residents.
Evans, Francis B.
During May and June of 1976, a random sample of nearly one thousand Wisconsin citizens was interviewed by telephone and asked 28 questions about selected education-related issues. Topics concerning state school district relationship included equal educational opportunity, state financing of education, state aid to parochial school students, state support for early childhood education, state control of course content, state minimum standards in subject matter area, and statewide comparison of pupil performance. Citizens were also queried about their attitudes toward the teaching of basic skills, everyday living skills, and sex education; and if they felt that the needs of both gifted and handicapped students were being met. Other topics included attitudes toward due process procedures, teacher strikes, balancing school enrollment by race, and methods of integrating schools. An overview summarizes the issues and the opinions of those interviewed. The actual wording of each question and detailed information about the responses are presented in the main section of the report. The appendix presents the characteristics of the sample and compares the sample demographic characteristics to both the 1970 census data and 1975 population projections for Wisconsin. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin