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ERIC Number: EJ810094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Americans Speak out: Are Educators and Policy Makers Listening?--The 40th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools
Bushaw, William J.; Gallup, Alec M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n1 p9-20 Sep 2008
Parents, educators, political leaders--all Americans need the information contained in this article. But why this poll? First, it's not just a quick snapshot of public perception. Rather, it is a serious research tool, conducted annually, that allows Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) members and other educators and policy makers to track public opinion from one year to the next. Second, this poll is not meant to advocate. It is an honest, straightforward account of how Americans perceive their public schools and the learning that takes place within those walls. The authors encourage readers to thoroughly review each question, consider the responses, and then form their own conclusions on how to use this information. Through this candid review, they hope readers will have a better understanding of which current educational practices should continue and an even clearer understanding of which practices must change. (Contains 44 tables.)
Phi Delta Kappa International. 408 North Union Street, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-1789. Tel: 800-766-1156; Fax: 812-339-0018; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001