Education: Parents v. Teachers

Are parents less upset about the nation's educational anemia than the educators themselves? Such is the impression left by a Gallup poll of 3,000 parents and 1,100 high school principals.

Both groups were asked: "Do you think our public schools today demand too much work or too little work from the students?"

Parents Principals Too little 51% 90% Too much 6 1 About right 33 9 No opinion 10 0

Principals are convinced (63% to 25%) that students are not required to read enough books, and 61% of the educators feel that high schools emphasize athletics too much. One out...

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