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ERIC Number: ED563854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Public Concern about Education in 2016: What the Numbers Say
Hess, Frederick M.; Hamilton, Kelsey
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Going back a quarter century to 1992, our last three presidents all made education an integral issue of their campaigns. However, education has been largely absent during the 2016 presidential contest. Why is education not drawing much attention? For most people, education is not as urgent as national security and the economy. Much of education's prominence in previous elections is actually candidate driven rather than in response to public outcry. This article discusses how the topic of education in 2016 compares to recent elections according to Gallup polls. The results of the polls show that inattention to education in the presidential election is pretty normal. Education is likely to receive much more attention when the political world shifts from campaigning and back to governing.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)