ERIC Number: ED316523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Public and K-12 Teacher Members. NEA Research/Gallup Opinion Polls. Spring 1987 Annual Public Polls.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The annual National Education Association opinion polls provide data comparing opinions held by the public and teachers on current and ongoing issues of concern to the education community. The 1987 polls focused on priorities for federal, state, and local government expenditures, on measures to improve education in the basics, and on sources of discipline problems in the schools. This year's surveys also explored opinions regarding several recommendations to ensure teacher competence, the importance of having certified teachers in every classroom, and the value of various indicators of public school performance. This report first presents highlights of the results of the survey and a description of the sample. It is organized into several sections: (1) priorities for government expenditure; (2) K-12 teacher compensation; (3) willingness to pay for increases in teachers' salaries; (4) improving the quality of education; (5) improving the quality of teaching; (6) discipline in the schools; and (7) public/private school enrollment patterns. (JD)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Discipline, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Federal Aid, Public Opinion, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.