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Published in Print: June 22, 2005, as Table: Awareness of Federal Law

Table: Awareness of Federal Law

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These responses to a public-opinion poll show that familiarity with the main federal education law is growing among parents and the general public. But their generally positive views are out of sync with teachers’ opinions.

How much would you say you have heard about the No Child Left Behind Act?*

   All Adults K-12 Parents
  June '04 April '05* June '04 April '05*
Heard a great deal 27% 34% 29% 38%
Heard a fair amount 27 27 22 28
Heard just some 30 26 31 22
Heard nothing at all 16 12 18 11
Not sure - 1 - 1

Please tell me whether you have a favorable or an
unfavorable impression of No Child Left Behind (2005).

   All Adults* K-12 Parents* Teachers
Very favorable 19% 23% 2%
Somewhat favorable 26 23 17
Somewhat unfavorable 17 19 25
Very unfavorable 21 20 50

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