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Questions - Teachers - February 7-8, 2012

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted February 7-8, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Is being a teacher one of the most important jobs in our country today?

 

2*  Do most Americans still consider teaching a desirable profession to go into?

 

3* Do public schools demand enough of students?

             

4* Are public school teachers paid too much, too little or about right?

 

5* Is it too easy to get rid of poor teachers, too hard or about right?

 

6* Are teachers’ unions more interested in the quality of education or in protecting their members’ jobs?

 

7* Should tenure for teachers be based more on how their students perform academically or more on other factors, including principal evaluations?

 

8* Should the federal government spend more on teacher training to increase the number and quality of math and science teachers nationwide?

 

9* Do you currently have children in grades K-12?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence