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Title: Gallup/The Kettering Foundation Poll # 1978-POS951: 10th Annual Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools      
dateReleased:
08-23-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.4/USAIPOSPKED1978-POS951
ID:
hdl:1902.4/USAIPOSPKED1978-POS951
description:
This survey covers the following issues and topics: Biggest problems with which the public schools in this community must deal (1); what grade would respondent give the local public schools (1); children should/should not be promoted from grade to grade only if they can pass examinations (1); students who fail should be required to take special remedial classes in the subjects they fail/should be required to repeat the whole year's work (1); tests given in different subjects for promotion should be prepared on a local/state/national basis (1); black children and other minorities in respondent's community do/do not have the same educational opportunities as white children (1); use of marijuana by junior high or high school students here is/is not a serious problem (1); use of alcohol by students here is/is not a serious problem (1); use of hard drugs among students here is/is not a serious problem (1); respondent is/is not now taking or has/has not ever taken any courses in an adult education program (2); would/would not be interested next year in taking any special courses or training in any fields or subjects (1); what requirements would respondent set for high school graduation for students who do not plan on going to college but who plan to take a job or job training following graduation (10); importance of a college education today (1); importance of extracurricular activities to a young person's education (1); opportunities for young people to obtain part-time jobs in this community (1); would/would not like to see a plan enabling all juniors and seniors in high school to perform some kind of community service for course credit (1); parents should/should not be made financially responsible for damage to school property done by their children (1); vocational education should/should not be separated from the school and conducted in a separate location by other agenci es (1); students who are frequently absent without good reason should be dismissed from school/forced to attend (1); parents should/should not be held responsible for their children's school attendance (1); respect and confidence in local school board's ability to deal with school problems (1); any group of people in community that has more influence than it should have in the way schools are run (1); regulations adopted by state and federal government are more likely to help/hinder public school education here (1); where most of the money comes from to finance schools in respondent's community (2); how much does respondent's eldest child enjoy going to school (1); how much time does respondent usually have to devote to child in the evening to assist with homework (1).
description:
The Kettering Foundation, 2007, "Gallup/The Kettering Foundation Poll # 1978-POS951: 10th Annual Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools"
name:
The Kettering Foundation
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997