Now I’ll read you a list of some things that might happen in the public schools. Tell me honestly how likely you would be to take action on behalf of the public schools if these things happened.
Note: Numbers do not total 100 percent because of rounding.
Source: “Action for All: The Public’s Responsibility for Public Education.”
Honestly, independent of your concern, how much time do you really have per week to be involved in education issues?
Now I’ll read you a list of ways that people take individual responsibility for the quality of public education. Tell me which one you think is most important.
A version of this article appeared in the April 18, 2001 edition of Education Week as Gauging Public Responsibility For Public Schools