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Public Agenda has been conducting opinion research on attitudes about public education for nearly two decades, and during that time, one pattern of public thinking has emerged repeatedly. When typical citizens are gathered in focus groups and asked to talk about how education has changed over time, they frequently paint a nostalgic picture of schools of the… (More)
John Doble for his guidance and direction throughout the project. Laura Kelsky, our former colleague, for her indispensable input at the beginning stages of this research. Daniel Yankelovich, who joined Cyrus Vance more than two decades ago to found Public Agenda; Dan's thinking on public opinion remains at the core of our work.
LIBRARIES in the 21st Century ABOUT AMERICANS FOR LIBRARIES COUNCIL Americans for Libraries Council is a nonprofit organization that champions the role of libraries in American life and promotes new approaches to sustaining and developing libraries in the 21st century. ALC unites leaders from many sectors — corporate, philanthropic, academic, nonprofit and… (More)
This is the fourth in a series of reports from Reality Check 2006, an ongoing set of tracking surveys on education issues. Reality Check surveys attitudes among public school parents, students, teachers, principals and superintendents on a regular basis. The series also includes periodic surveys of employers and college professors. Regular updates and new… (More)
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Introduction 4 Finding 1 Right now, a majority of the public sees the price of energy and dependence on foreign oil as troubling problems. Significantly, they also believe the problem won't go away when the price of energy falls. Climate change, however, is less of a concern. 8 Finding 2 There is substantial consensus on the proposals that the nation should… (More)