INFOGRAPHIC: Parents Want Schools to Improve

New survey research of public school parents commissioned by Education Post shows a high level of faith and trust in local public schools, principals and teachers, along with considerable concern that today’s schools are not preparing our children to fully compete in the global economy. The results also reveal an equally significant appetite for positive change, with only 3 percent of those surveyed saying they believe schools are “fine as is.”

The Appetite for School Change is Real: Parents generally appreciate their neighborhood schools. But they still worry about whether their children are being prepared for the demands of a changing, competitive world. Many don't want massive upheaval, but they are not satisfied with the status quo. Nearly all parents want change and about a third want dramatic change. Even at their own schools, parents and grandparents want improvement. Parents and grandparents are worried schools are not keeping up.

For more information on the survey, see Strong Appetite Among Parents for Improving Public Education.

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