54thAnnual PDK Poll: Local Public School Ratings Rise Even As Teaching Profession Loses Ground
In spite of the escalated attacks on public schools by the education privatizers, Americans’ ratings of public schools reached a new high dating back 48 years. 54% of all adults, according to the poll gave an A or B grade to the public schools in their community, the highest since 1974. It appears that the privatizers’ attempt to erode public confidence in public education has not been effective.
However, only 37% of respondents in the poll would want a child of theirs to become a teacher. This compares with 46% in 2018 and a high of 75% in 1975. SAD that young folks are discouraged to enter the teaching profession.
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