ERIC Number: ED452592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Hawaii Opinion Poll on Public Education (HOPE), 1998.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Accountability and School Instructional Support.
The 1998 Hawaii Opinion Poll on Public Education is the fifth to report the public's perceptions of public schools. Three questions included in every report since 1990 ask respondents to grade Hawaii's public schools, whether schools are improving or deteriorating, and to identify the school system's biggest problems. Responses of two subgroups, those with children in public schools and those without school-age children, were compared to those of the overall sample population in this study and to the Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup national poll of attitudes about public schools. As in past years, respondents in both polls viewed schools attended by their children most favorably, national respondents viewed their local schools more favorably than the nation's schools as a whole, and Hawaiian respondents viewed the nation's school more favorably than their own, in sharp contrast to national-level data. A substantial plurality (43%) believes school quality is about the same as five years ago. Compared to five years ago, non-parents think schools are improving while parents with children in public schools believe quality is declining. The two groups now have roughly similar views regarding overall quality. The biggest problems identified by Hawaiians are funding, overcrowding, poor curriculum, poor c lass management, and a lack of supplies. (Includes appendices detailing study methodology, results, and sampling error.) (TEJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Accountability and School Instructional Support.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii