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ERIC Number: EJ943616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Betting on Teachers: The 43rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools
Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n1 p9-26 Sep 2011
This is the latest in a series of polls sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International with the Gallup organization. Some important findings of this year's poll include: About half of us believe teacher unions are hurting public education, but we're more likely to support teacher union leaders than governors in disputes over teacher collective bargaining; when calculating teacher salaries, multiple factors, including the principal's evaluation, advanced degrees and experience, should be considered; and, we think it would be great if our children became teachers. The results of this year's poll are presented along with past results, when applicable, to give both a snapshot of Americans' opinions about their schools and an indication of how those opinions are changing over time. (Contains 41 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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