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Friday, August 28, 2009

Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll Results Are Out

The Phi Delta Kappa Poll results are out. You can see a summary of the results here. You can also read one bloggers comments on the Public School Insights blog.

Some highlights:
  • 90% of Americans believe the dropout rate is the most important or one of the most important problems facing high schools today
  • They are against "lifetime contracts" for teachers but believe in formal review procedures before termination.
  • They believe in merit pay for teachers based on student performance but also for increased pay for advancement in development (masters degrees, ect.).
  • There is little support for No Child Left Behind
  • Newspapers and school employees are the top two sources of information about schools.

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