Frustrated by poor pay and underfunded schools, half of public school teachers nationally have seriously considered leaving the profession in the past few years — and majorities in the 2019 PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools say that given the opportunity, they’d vote to strike.

Were it to happen, large majorities of parents and the general public say they’d lend support.

In other results, Americans continue to express their concern about the lack of financial support for the public schools, naming this as the biggest problem facing their local schools for the 18th consecutive year.

Most parents and teachers also want schools to require students to study civics and say public schools should offer Bible studies classes as electives. They’d like to see more use of mediation to deal with misbehaving students and less use of detention and suspension.

Now in its 51st year, the PDK poll includes a random national sample of public school teachers for the first time since 2000, adding their voices to those of parents and the general public on crucial issues in public education. Results paint a portrait of broad teacher discontent.

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