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Questions - Public Schools - March 20-21, 2012

65% Say Most High School Graduates Lack Skills to Enter the Workforce
Just 23% Rate U.S. Public Schools As Good Or Excellent
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted March 20-21, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Overall, how would you rate the performance of public schools in America today – excellent, good, fair or poor?

2* How important is the quality of public education to America’s future economic and national security?

3* Do most high school graduates have the skills needed for college?

4* Do most high school graduates have the skills needed to enter the workforce?

5* Do most public schools do a good job teaching the traditional values of Western Civilization?

6* On average, do children who are home schooled perform better or worse on achievement tests than those who attend public school? 

7* Do you have children in the public schools?

8* (Asked Only to Adults Who Have Children in Public School) How would you rate the performance of your child’s school – excellent, good, fair or poor?

9* (Asked Only to Adults Who Have Children in Public School) Suppose there was a private school opportunity that would give your child a better education than public schools and emphasized the traditional values of Western Civilization. If it cost $2,000 a year, would you consider sending your child to such a school?

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