ERIC Number: EJ776306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-26
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Parents Less Worried than Experts over Math, Science
Davis, Michelle R.
Education Week, v27 n5 p13 Sep 2007
This article reports on the results of a new study of the views of parents and students in Kansas and Missouri by the New York City-based research organization Public Agenda. Released September 19, the study involved a phone survey of 2,767 students and parents of public school children in grades 6-12 in the two states, with a special emphasis on the Kansas City area. Overall, only 25 percent of parents think their children should be studying more math and science, and 70 percent say things "are fine as they are now." The study concluded that though education experts, business leaders, and government officials have largely embraced the drive to raise the level of math and science courses, students and parents may be satisfied with a less rigorous level of instruction in those subjects.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Academic Standards, Advanced Courses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Missouri