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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