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ERIC Number: ED254499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Opinions of Michigan Citizens about the Public Schools [and] A Summary: An Overview of Findings from the 3rd Annual Michigan Education Public Opinion Survey of a Cross-Section of 800 Adults; Interviewed by Telephone, May 1-3, 1984.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Project Outreach.
Results are presented of a telephone survey of 800 citizens indicating their opinions about the public schools in Michigan. Questions were asked on: (1) level and scope of information known about the schools; (2) school visitation frequency; (3) performance of schools; (4) report card rating of schools; (5) likes, dislikes about the schools; (6) biggest problem of the local Board of Education; (7) awareness of the State Board of Education's "Blueprint for Action"; (8) reaction to: longer school day and year, proposed graduation requirements, suggested uses of competency tests, proposals to increase state funding, and the proposal to certify school administrators; (9) support for a system of accreditation of local schools; (10) opinions on teacher salaries and the teaching profession, on school funding/spending practices, and on six other recommendations for local districts; (11) willingness to pay more school taxes; (12) familiarity with Homestead Property Tax Credit; and (13) opposition/support for District consolidation/ annexation. The composition of the survey sample is also given. The overview includes a copy of the questionnaire, in which responses are reported in percentages. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Project Outreach.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan