Only 1/3 of Americans have faith in the public school system.
Between lack of funding, gang violence, and general shift in western society’s opinions on just about anything that the government has a hand in, the perception of public schools has been on a steady decline for the last 30 years. The educational system as a whole is viewed poorly, but sending kids to public schools in particular is becoming a much less attractive prospect than it was a couple of decades ago.
According to GOOD:
“According to a Gallup poll released in July, Americans are more confident in their local police force and small businesses than in their communities’ public schools. Whether they attribute the problems to lack of funding or gang violence, policymakers and parents alike believe that the nation’s schools are failing children.”
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