Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans dissatisfied with public schools, rank private schools the highest
Gallup recently asked Americans to rate the quality of schools in the U.S. by ranking Independent private schools, Parochial or church-related schools, Charter schools, Public schools, and Home schools . Although most American students attend traditional public schools, the majority of respondents to the survey rank those schools below private schools, religious schools, and charter schools.
The poll also broke the results down by party preference and found that while Democrats are more optimistic about public schools than Republicans and Independents, they still ranked them at the bottom for school quality when compared to private schools, religious schools, and charter schools.
The poll also found a disconnect between parents’ overall perception of U.S. schools and satisfaction with their own schools. Only 44 percent of respondents stated that they are satisfied with the overall quality of U.S. education. However, 75 percent of parents stated that they are satisfied with their own school.
Find the whole Gallup poll here.