2016 PDK Poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools

| August 31, 2016

By Phi Delta Kappa International • Stories by You • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Reflecting the economic uncertainty of recent years, the survey finds a preference away from high-level academics and toward classes focused on work skills.

In a year marked by so many divisions, the newest PDK poll on education shows that Americans don’t agree on the most basic question about the very purpose of a public school education. Is it to prepare students for work? To prepare them for citizenship? Or to prepare them academically?

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