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Document Number: 3892

The 34th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll Of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools - This latest 2002 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup comes with K-12 education at the state and federal levels in flux. School improvement efforts that have been blossoming since the 1990s are threatened by financial realities. Public school educators find themselves pulled between the improvement demanded in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Still, local schools continue to be regarded favorably, with 71% of public school parents giving the school their oldest child attends a grade of A or B. Also, Americans reject cuts in education spending. Seventy-eight percent would avoid such cuts by reducing spending in other areas, while 58% would go so far as to raise taxes to avoid cutting education spending. (Lowell C. Rose and Alec M. Gallup, Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup, August 2002)...


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