Public Agenda

Reality Check 2006, Issue No. 4

The Insiders: How Principals & Superintendents See Public Education Today


The fourth in a series of Reality Check reports finds that most public school superintendents - and principals to a lesser extent - think local schools are already in pretty good shape. In fact, more than half of the nation's superintendents consider local schools to be "excellent." Most superintendents (77%) and principals (79%) say low academic standards are not a serious problem where they work. Superintendents are substantially less likely than classroom teachers to believe that too many students get passed through the system without learning.

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