2001 Gallup Poll Finds Highest Ever Approval of Public Schools Nationally

August 22, 2001
For the first time in the 33-year history of these polls, the 2001 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools shows public approval at its highest ever nationally. The poll, which was released today, Wednesday, August 22, found that 51 percent of all respondents assigned high marks ("A" and "B") to schools in their community, representing the first time a majority of the general public has given grades this high to their local schools and an increase of 11 percentage points since since 1990. Parents of public school students assigned the high marks for their community schools at a rate of 62 percent nationally.

The complete poll is available on the web at the link below

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