Poll: Education a priority; paying for it is not

The public verdict is in and overwhelming: The better the education people get, the stronger the U.S. economy will be, a poll shows. Read more
Concerned

San Francisco, CA

#1 Dec 10, 2010
Poll: Education a priority; paying for it is not
Many resist raising taxes for schools
By ERIC GORSKI and ALAN FRAM
Associated Press
Posted: 12/10/2010 05:10:19 AM PST
Updated: 12/10/2010 05:10:19 AM PST
The public verdict is in and overwhelming: The better the education people get, the stronger the U.S. economy will be, a poll shows. But don't count on folks to support higher taxes to improve schools.
Eighty-eight percent say a country's education system has a major effect on its economic health. Nearly as many — 79 percent — say the U.S. economy would improve if all Americans had at least a two-year college degree, according to an Associated Press-Stanford University poll.
Yet when it comes to financing public school improvements, people tilt slightly against raising taxes to do so, with 47 percent opposing and 42 percent in support.
This was in todays Herald. Over 100 comments (96%) opposed the funding for MPUSD, how did we get such a high vote for funding "this time"? 7931 3202
Larry

Mckinney, TX

#2 Dec 19, 2010
What a bunch of crap, Just more propaganda from the media and left wing radicals. Fact our Public schools have a spending problem not a revenue problem.

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