ERIC Number: ED468302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
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)
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Policy Analysis, Public Opinion, Standards, Tables (Data)
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: http://www.cepionline.org/. For full text: http://www.cepionline.org/polls/2002_05/POLL2002_FINAL.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Center for Public Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia