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Public Schools Best or Worst?

As summer vacation winds down, a plurality of Americans (42%) continues to believe that public schools provide the best education for children. Nearly as many, 39%, say private schools are best while 11% say home schooling is the top approach.

At the same time, a plurality (43%) says that public schools provide the worst education for children. Thirty-four percent (34%) say home schooling is the worst option while only 9% say that private schools are the weakest link.

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