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National Survey Finds Teachers Bullish About Common Standards

Almost three-quarters of teachers in the Common Core State Standards subjects of English and math think the standards will have a positive effect on students, according to a new survey sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Overall, more than half of teachers think the standards, adopted by Florida and 44 other states, will […]

Survey Finds Public Supports Special Education, But With Limits

Americans overwhelmingly support educating students with disabilities, but are skeptical of the number of students classified as needing special education. That’s according to a Fordham Institute report on school spending. The Fordham Institute found 40 percent of new education spending between 1996 and 2005 went to special education. Four out of five Americans believe U.S. […]

Business Survey Says Florida Schools Lack Adequate Funding

More than 85 percent of surveyed businesspeople believe Florida does not spend enough on K-12 education, according to a survey by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations released earlier this month. The unscientific poll surveyed 277 members of state education funds, which the CFEF says are typically community business people. The surveyed also showed those […]

What a National Education Survey Says About Florida

A new nationwide education survey released this morning has some interesting implications in Florida, namely that the state sometimes disagrees with the national view on education. The biggest difference between Florida and the nation in the Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll phone survey of 1002 people is on class sizes. The poll sets up a choice […]

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