National Survey of
Conducted July 19-20, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do American children need to spend more time in school?
2* Some people believe the school year should be extended to a 12 month calendar. This would mean the end of summer vacation for students. Do you favor or oppose extending the school year to a 12-month calendar?
3* Is it good or bad for children to have a lengthy summer vacation?
4* Are there life lessons learned during summer vacation that could never be learned in a classroom?
5* In many states, the school year now begins before Labor Day. Should the school year begin in August or should school begin after Labor Day?
6* What’s more important for success in life—formal education or street smarts?
7* Is discipline in public schools too tough, too easy or about right?
8* Is it harder for a teacher to maintain discipline in the classroom today than it was when you were a child in school?
9* Who is most responsible for a student's behavior in the classroom - the student, the student's parents, the teacher, school authorities or the police?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence