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Questions - Education & Pre-K - Jan 30-31, 2014

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted January 30-31, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do American children need to spend more time in school?


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* Is it good or bad for children to have a lengthy summer vacation?


4* Do most students learn life lessons during summer vacation that could never be learned in a classroom?


5* Do you favor or oppose mandatory pre-kindergarten schooling for all children in America beginning at age 4?


6* How likely is it that requiring children to begin school at an earlier age will improve overall student performance in America - very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?


7* To pay for mandatory pre-kindergarten schooling for all children in America, it’s likely to cost more money each year in taxes. How much are you willing to pay each year in higher taxes for mandatory pre-kindergarten schooling - Nothing, $100, $300, $500, $1,000 or more than $1,000?


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