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Document Number: 7115

Reality Check 2006: The Insiders: How Principals and Superintendents See Public Education Today - This report finds that most public school superintendents and principals to a lesser extent think local schools are already in pretty good shape. In fact, more than half of the nation's superintendents consider local schools to be "excellent." Most superintendents (77%) and principals (79%) say low academic standards are not a serious problem where they work. Superintendents are substantially less likely than classroom teachers to believe that too many students get passed through the system without learning. While 62% of teachers say this is a "very" or "somewhat serious" problem in local schools, just 27% of superintendents say the same. (Jean Johnson, Ana Maria Arumi and Amber Ott, Public Agenda, 2006) ...

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