Economic Program | Memo
The Lake Wobegon Effect: A Survey of Public Opinion Research on Public Education
There are a series of disconnects when it comes to the public and the state of America’s public schools. They’re skeptical that schools across the country are making the grade, but they have a brighter view about the classrooms their own kids sit in day to day.
This memo explores some of those disconnects with a survey of recent public opinion polls on public schools and public education in the United States. We look at how Americans view public schools, how well they think schools are preparing students for a 21st century economy, and who is the blame for the challenges in the public school system.
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