Americans Speak Survey
From 2001 to 2007, ETS commissioned annual, nationwide public opinion surveys to learn what parents, teachers, school leaders and the public think about education in America.
In the most recent survey, Standards, Accountability and Flexibility: Americans Speak on No Child Left Behind Reauthorization, Americans said the No Child Left Behind law should be reauthorized and call for greater flexibility and more funding to fix struggling schools. They also support high standards of accountability, the idea of tying federal funding to accountability requirements, and the development of a set of national standards and tests. Read more about this survey.
Each annual survey has focused on a particular issue related to the broad themes of access, equity and accountability in public education. In past years, we have examined:
- Education and Competitiveness (June 2006)
- High School Reform (June 2005)
- Public Education Funding (June 2004)
- Higher Education (June 2003)
- Teacher Quality (June 2002)
- Education Reform (May 2001)
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