The Voters Speak

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments
See Also
Return to the main story, “The States of NCLB”

All responses except the first one are drawn from an annual survey of 800 registered voters conducted by Lake Snell Perry & Associates for Education Week and the Public Education Network. The first question is from a CBS News poll.


consider education the top issue in this year's presidential election, behind the war in Iraq (26 percent), the economy (25 percent), and health care (8 percent).


believe that public schools in their community do not receive enough funding.


are "very willing" to increase taxes to fund public education.  An additional 45 percent are "somewhat willing" to do so.


oppose NCLB, up more than threefold from the 8 percent who opposed the law in 2003. More than one-third—36 percent—favor legislation, and 34 percent have not made up their minds.


would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who says that public education would be the centerpiece of his or her administration.  But fewer than half—48 percent—believe such statements are "sincere."

Vol. 16, Issue 02, Page 32

Published in Print: October 1, 2004, as The Voters Speak
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories