Latest Poll Spells Disaster for Public Schools
Latest Poll Spells Disaster for Public Schools Teachers have expressed their greatest level of dissatisfaction with their profession in years, according to a recent survey conducted by EdChoice They also are more likely to live in middle-income households, which EdChoice defines as between $40,000 and $80,000 per year. EdChoice asked teachers “Net Promotor Score” questions, which the organization also used in previous surveys of state legislators and military service members. It found that teachers’ answers to the same questions scored more than 50 points lower than these two groups. Public school teachers, the report notes, are expressing discontent with their profession and are “passive about their profession or worse.” Overall, the survey found that more than 70 percent of teachers support increasing salaries; more than half oppose laws mandating agency or union representation fees The mean values of the responses “appear to indicate public school teachers are less likely to recommend public school teaching to friends or colleagues In sum, teachers trust their principal more than the federal government by a margin of two-to-one.