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Title: Gallup/Independent Newspapers Poll # 1981-POS960-1: 13th Annual Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools      
dateReleased:
08-23-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.4/USAIPOSPKED1981-POS960-1
ID:
hdl:1902.4/USAIPOSPKED1981-POS960-1
description:
This survey covers the following issues and topics: Own/rent home; labor union membership; receipt of federal assistance/government employee; children enrolled in private/public/ parochial schools; rating of schools in community/nation; rating of public high schools; rating of schools in community/nation; rating of public high schools regarding college/job preparation; rating of teachers, principals, parents regarding education role; raising taxes for schools; reduce costs by using volunteers for extracurricular activities; low-interest college loans for all students vs. low-income students; tax money to parochial schools; increase in nonpublic schools; "voucher system" of education; reasons for wanting children to get education; most important skill: reading, writing, thinking, mathematics; most effective teachers: over vs. under 40; state examination for prospective teachers; teachers' salaries in community; striking by teachers; unionization helped/hurt education; tenure for public school teachers; teacher lay-offs: performance vs. seniority; appropriate attention in community high school to: college/job preparation, prepar ing students to be informed citizens, ethical/moral development, art/music appreciation; wide variety of courses vs. fewer but more basic courses; required subjects of students planning/not planning to go to college; need for instruction in: driving, computers, parenting, alcohol/drug abuse, values/ethical behavior, sex education; sex education in elementary schools; emphasis on athletics; equal educational opportunities for all racial groups; nationwide examination before graduation; publication/comparing of test results; U.S. as losing lead in science/technology to Japan/Germany; tax supported child -care centers for all preschoolers; partial payment by participating parents; regrouping of new Department of Education into small er agencies/other departments; prohibition of student/staff smoking in public schools; parental input in: curriculum, staff selection, books, teachers' salaries; rating of teaching of basic subjects in public schools; age of eldest child attending public/private school; class standing of child; time spent by child/parent; watching TV, doing homework, reading; discussion with teachers concerning child's progress; regularly help child with homework; limitations on TV viewing during school week.
description:
Independent Newspapers, 2007, "Gallup/Independent Newspapers Poll # 1981-POS960-1: 13th Annual Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools"
name:
Independent Newspapers
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997