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State polls

Two companion state surveys reveal whether residents in Georgia and New York reflect – or differ from – prevailing national opinion about K-12 education. The state polls were made possible with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Georgia residents are more likely than Americans overall to prefer local control of failing public schools, and public school parents don't think standardized tests measure what's important in their child's learning.

New York

Compared to public school parents nationally, New Yorkers are less sharply critical of standardized tests, less likely to be aware of a charter school in their area, and more apt to expect their child to attend college.

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