No faith in public education
Recent poll shows Americans’ near record-low confidence
Americans have little confidence—near record-low confidence, actually—in U.S. public schools. In a recent poll, only 34 percent of respondents had a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in public schools. That’s 1 percent higher than the lowest-recorded confidence level from a couple of years ago. It should be noted that a majority of Americans had confidence in public education for most of the’70s and ’80s.
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