The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll Of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

August 23, 2001

FOR THE first time in the 33-year history of these polls, a majority of respondents assign either an A or a B to the schools in their communities. And, as has been the case in all past polls, the closer people are to the public schools, the better they like them. The percentage of A’s and B’s rises from 51% for all respondents to 62% for public school parents and to 68% when these same parents are asked to grade the school their oldest child attends.