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2014 Schooling In America Survey - Slides

  1. 1. Results from the 2014 Schooling in America Survey American Enterprise Institute Washington, DC June 26, 2014 Paul DiPerna paul@edchoice.org
  2. 2. Survey Profile Data Collection: Braun Research, Inc. (BRI) Interview Dates: April 23 to May 4, 2014 Interview Method: Live Telephone | 70% landline, 30% cell phone Interview Length: 16 minutes (average) Sample Frame: General Population/ American Adults (age 18+) Sampling Method: Dual Frame; Probability Sampling; RDD Sample Size: N = 1,007 Margin of Error: MOE = ± 3.1 percentage points Response Rates: Landline (LL) = 15.8% Cell Phone = 14.1% Weighting? Yes (LL/Cell, Age, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Region) Oversampling? No
  3. 3. Topics • Direction of K-12 education • Rating federal involvement • Grading local schools (public, private, charter) • Preferred school type, and why • School Choice: charter schools, vouchers, ESAs, tax-credit scholarships • Common Core • Standardized testing
  4. 4. Observing the following metrics… ~ Levels ~ Margins (i.e. differences, gaps) ~ Intensities (strong positive – strong negative)
  5. 5. What do Americans say about the direction of K-12 education? What about federal involvement?
  6. 6. How do Americans grade schools in their communities? What type of school is first preference?
  7. 7. What do Americans say about school choice topics? • Charter schools • School vouchers • ESAs • Tax-credit scholarships
  8. 8. Types of School Choice by level of support 64% Tax-Credit Scholarships 63% Vouchers 61% Charter Schools 56% ESAs by level of opposition 34% ESAs 33% Vouchers 26% Charter Schools 25% Tax-Credit Scholarships
  9. 9. Types of School Choice by margin +39 Tax-Credit Scholarships +35 Charter Schools +30 Vouchers +22 ESAs by intensity +15 Vouchers +13 Charter Schools +13 Tax-Credit Scholarships +6 ESAs
  10. 10. … Common Core?
  11. 11. … standardized testing?
  12. 12. Takeaways I • American are negative about the direction of K-12 education in the country; even more so about the federal government’s performance • Wide disconnect between schooling preferences and actual school enrollment patterns
  13. 13. Takeaways II • Americans today are approx. 2x more likely to support school choice policies across the board, than oppose them • Mixed signals on Common Core; context matters for level of support; however, intensity is in the negative direction with or without context • 44% of school parents/36% GP say there is too much time spent on standardized testing
  14. 14. Thank You Paul DiPerna paul@edchoice.org Full report and component files are available at edchoice.org
  15. 15. REFERENCE SLIDES
  16. 16. Common Core Battleground: “Champions” vs. “Dissidents”
  17. 17. What do Americans know about spending in K-12 Education?
  18. 18. Recent National Surveys
  19. 19. About the Friedman Foundation edchoice.org • Established in 1996 by Milton & Rose Friedman • 501(c)(3) / Nonpartisan / Nonprofit • Based Indianapolis, IN • Activities and Services in 30+ states • What do we do? Outreach ~ Education Research ~ Data Analysis Advocacy ~ Marketing
  20. 20. Why do we survey? • Document • Assess • Voice & Perspective • Conversation

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