Improve schools or start from scratch, 1997-2018

Whatever the challenges facing the public schools, Americans want to improve the system — not upend it. Seventy-eight percent — a new high in PDK polls that began asking the question in 1997 — prefer “reforming the public school system” over “finding an alternative” to the existing system.

Pdkpoll K13A Reform

The question

Which approach do you think is preferable in order to improve public education in America — reforming the existing public school system or finding an alternative to the existing public school system?