By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Revenues and expenditures

Support for Standards

73% of superintendents say having timely student test data can improve education leadership.

39% of parents say schools are not getting enough money to do a good job.

BACKING A CANDIDATE

Superintendents were asked: Suppose you were voting in a local school board

election. Which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support?

A candidate who believes:

If the public school fi nally got more money and smaller classes,

they could do a better job ................................................................85%

That charter schools revitalize public education,

and we need more of them .............................................................1%

School vouchers give parents the power to choose

the best school for their children .........................................................2%

More testing and higher standards will ensure

kids will master the skills they need .............................................................7%

Would you say that students are required to take too many standardized tests, too few,

or about the right amount?

Teachers Parents Superintendents

Too many ......71% ......17% ....... 59%

Too few ......... 1% .......10% ........1%

About right ....27% .......54% ........39%


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