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Questions - Street Smarts - Aug 1-2, 2012

27% Favor Extending School Year to All 12 Months
Most Americans Favor More School Spending Until The Price Tag Is Attached
66% Say Formal Education Key to Success in Life, Not Street Smarts
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 1-2, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports


1* 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?


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* Should students be required to wear uniforms to school?


     4* Should high school students be encouraged to work part time jobs during the school year?


5* What’s more important for success in life—formal education or street smarts?


6* Do you have any children living at home who attend elementary or secondary school?


7* Will you spend more this year on school clothing and back-to school supplies than you did a year ago, or will you spend less?  (Answered by 258 Adults Who Have Children in School)


8* Does the government spend too much on public education, not enough on public education or does it spend about the right amount?

9* On average, the United States actually spends about $9,000 per student per year on education. Is that too much, too little or about the right amount?

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