ERIC Number: EJ528740
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Public Broadly Embraces the Need for Higher Standards, Rigorously Enforced.
American Educator, v20 n1 p16-17 Spr 1996
A series of focus group studies conducted by the Public Agenda Foundation explored public reactions to educational standards in 1993. This study revealed broad and spontaneous support for the idea that higher expectations will produce higher achievement. The strong endorsement of higher standards was also a manifestation of the public's concern about basics. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Note: Special issue: "Spring Brings New Life to the Standards Movement." Commentary and public opinion data drawn from "First Things First: What Americans Expect from the Public Schools," a report prepared by the Public Agenda Foundation.