Which school is best for elementary education?
The latest poll shows that elementary education remains a top priority for Americans, even after a year in which education spending grew at its slowest pace since the early 2000s.
According to the Public Religion Research Institute, 51 percent of Americans say that they “care a great deal” about elementary education and that a high school diploma is “very important.”
The poll was conducted in August 2016 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
The poll found that 64 percent of respondents said they “don’t have a lot of time” for elementary school, compared with 35 percent who said they have “a lot of school.”
Only 21 percent of people said they want their children to “learn more” in elementary schools.
Overall, 47 percent of adults said they support a higher level of elementary education for all students.
A majority of Americans — 54 percent — said they believe that high schools should be tuition free, compared to 34 percent who oppose that.
The survey also found that a majority of people believe that children should attend schools where they will learn most about the world.
A total of 50 percent of survey respondents said that children “should not be given the choice between attending a high-quality high school or attending a private school.”