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ERIC Number: ED468302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Commonwealth Education Poll: Public Opinion in Virginia on Schools and Education.
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Center for Public Affairs.
This document contains the full results of a public-opinion survey of Virginia residents on education issues. The survey was conducted by telephone, using a randomly selected sample of adults. The sample for this poll was 804 respondents, which represents a cooperation rate of 49 percent. Respondents answered questions on the following topics: (1) overall evaluation of schools; (2) standards of learning and standards-of-learning tests; (3) school funding; (4) school vouchers; and (5) school leadership and school performance. This statistical report contains the questions asked in the survey, along with the responses, and a table of the results organized by demographic subgroupings. Some highlights of the poll: (1) 60 percent of respondents said public schools in Virginia provide an excellent or good education; (2) 30 percent said public schools in their community have gotten better since the previous year; (3) 44 percent said standards of learning in Virginia schools have not helped improve the quality of schools; (4) 67 percent said the level of funding in Virginia public schools is not enough to meet the schools' needs; and (5) 57 percent of respondents oppose school vouchers. (WFA)
Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute, Oliver Hall, 1015 W. Main St., Room 2087, P.O. Box 842020, Richmond, VA 23284-2020. Tel: 804-827-3290; Fax: 804-828-2768; TDD: 800-828-9000 (Toll Free); Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Center for Public Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia