Big uptick in Americans saying K-12 education is on the wrong track
Seventy percent of the general public believes K-12 education in the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to EdChoice’s 2023 Schooling in America Survey. Compared to views in 2022, that is a nine-point increase and the highest percentage to say K-12 education is on the wrong track since the survey was first administered in 2013. Only about one in four Americans believe K-12 education is heading in the right direction, marking a 15-point decline since 2021.
70 percent of Americans believe K-12 education is on the wrong track
Among surveyed school parents, pessimism about the direction of K-12 education also ticked up from 2022, with 56 percent saying it is on the wrong track. Less than half (43 percent) said they believe it is going in the right direction, down from 48 percent in 2022.
The annual poll conducted by EdChoice and Braun Research collected responses April 18 to May 2, 2023 from 1,224 Americans in the general population and 1,504 current school parents.