Oregon high school students say schools are too easy, too prone to keep bad teachers

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Those are among the findings of a survey of 200 Oregon high school students representative of the geographic, grade-level and racial/ethnic make-up of the state's high school population. The small sample means the survey has a margin of error of about 7 percentage points.

The survey, done by survey firm DHM Research and non-profit education advocacy group The Chalkboard Project, was designed to inject the student voice into the adult-dominated conversation about education reform in Oregon.

The panel of students, culled by a market research firm using social media to get a broad sample of Oregon teens willing to give their opinions, had strong views, most of them opposing the status quo in their schools.

Only 18 percent reported they are "very satisfied" with their own education, with 28 percent unsatisfied and 51 percent "somewhat satisfied."

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