ERIC Number: EJ1084076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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The 2015 "EdNext" Poll on School Reform
Henderson, Michael B.; Peterson, Paul E.; West, Martin R.
Education Next, v16 n1 p8-20 Win 2016
In May and June 2015, the ninth annual "Education Next" survey was administered to a nationally representative sample of some 4,000 respondents, including oversamples of roughly 700 teachers, 700 African Americans, and 700 Hispanics. The 2015 survey posed many new questions exploring opinion on curricular and other issues that have never before been examined in a nationally representative survey of the American public. This article highlights four important findings yielded from the poll: (1) Support for standardized testing remains strong; (2) Support for the Common Core State Standards declined a bit further in 2015, after falling sharply between 2013 and 2014; (3) Union agency fees are not popular; and (4) A majority of people oppose the federal government's new policy on school discipline.
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Standardized Tests, Common Core State Standards, Unions, Fees, Discipline, Discipline Policy, National Surveys, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Educational Change, Expenditures, Teacher Salaries, Suspension, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Court Litigation, African American Teachers, Hispanic Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001