ERIC Number: ED254499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
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)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Government Role, Graduation Requirements, Property Taxes, Public Opinion, Public Schools, School Administration, School Effectiveness, School Funds, School Responsibility, School Taxes
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Project Outreach.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan