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Questions - School Year and Discipline - July 19-20, 2011

68% Say School Discipline Is Too Easy These Days
56% Say Children Need To Spend More Time in School
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
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