Survey on Education

A new survey conducted by National Public Radio/Kaiser Family Foundation/Kennedy School of Government looks at Americans’ views on public schools and education. The survey finds strong support across the board for many improvements, even if it means paying higher taxes. The survey also finds that parents generally are enthusiastic about their children’s schools but believe other schools in their community aren’t as good and schools across the nation are even worse. The survey findings are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,422 adults, 18 years or older (570 are parents and 852 are non-parents) between June 25 and July 19, 1999.