This week’s poll on the Education Week homepage may be of particular interest to the readers of this blog. It asks the question, “Do U.S. students spend enough time and effort on academics in high school?” So far, out of 179 total responses, the overwhelming answer is no. Twenty-six voters (14 percent) said yes, while 153 voters (85 percent) said no.
This is by no means a scientifically sound survey, and there are still four days to go before the voting officially ends, but I doubt the end result will change significantly. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this, though, to see how it turns out.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.