ERIC Number: EJ549014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Parental Views on the Biggest Problems Facing Public Schools: National versus Local Findings.
McNamara, James F.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v6 n3 p377-89 Jul 1997
Discusses a comparative analysis of the "biggest problems question" used in both the 1996 Annual Gallup Poll of Public Education and a 1996 Houston-area district's five-year, strategic-planning survey. Although both groups identified some common concerns (discipline, drug abuse, violence, crime, and gangs), national poll respondents placed more emphasis on inadequate financial support and overcrowded schools. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)