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Questions - Public Schools - February 23-24, 2011

Americans Agree Public Schools Are Good Investment But Say Their Quality Has Fallen
46% View Unionized Teachers As a Bad Thing, 37% Disagree
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted February 23-24, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports



1* Overall, how would you rate the performance of your child’s school? (Only Answered by 340 Adults Who Have Children in Grades K-12)


 2* Which type of schooling generally is best for students—public school, private school, or home school?

3* Is public school education a good investment for taxpayers?


4* Does the government spend too much on public education, not enough on public education or do they spend about the right amount?

5* Has public school education become better or worse over the past 10 years?

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

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


8* In terms of its impact on the nation, is it a good thing or a bad thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions? 


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