Updated: Here are two more articles about the poll:
What parents really think about school reform is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.
AFT: Current Ed. Policies Don’t Work, Are Unpopular With Parents is from Education Week.
Poll: Parents don’t support many education policy changes is the headline of a Washington Post article . Here are the first two paragraphs:
Most parents with children in public schools do not support recent changes in education policy, from closing low-performing schools to shifting public dollars to charter schools to private school vouchers, according to a new poll to be released Monday by the American Federation of Teachers.
The poll, conducted by Democratic polling firm Hart Research Associates, surveyed 1,000 parents this month and found that most would rather see their neighborhood schools strengthened and given more resources than have options to enroll their children elsewhere.
Some might question it impartiality because of the AFT’s involvement, but the results are reflective of past polls done by other groups.
Here’s another summary of the same poll: What Parents Want For Education Policy
I’m turning this post into something of a “The Best…” list, and here are links to posts about previous polls:
On the heels of the poll mentioned at the beginning of this post, another came out contradicting it. However, here are two posts analyzing this new polls lack of credibility:
Associated Press Propaganda: What the AP Survey Really Shows is from Accomplished California Teachers, and links to an exhaustive analysis.