Academic journal article Technology and Engineering Teacher

PDK Poll Reveals U.S. Adults' Attitudes towards T&E Classes as an Element of School Quality

Academic journal article Technology and Engineering Teacher

PDK Poll Reveals U.S. Adults' Attitudes towards T&E Classes as an Element of School Quality

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According to the PDK Poll of Public's Attitutes Towards Public Schools, 80% of United States adults "see technology and engineering classes as either extremely important or a very important element of school quality." Eighty-two percent feel it is "highly important for schools to help students develop interpersonal skills, such as being cooperative, respectful of others, and persistent at solving problems." A national representation of parents also want their children to be "prepared for life after they complete high school." Doesn't this sound like your classrooms?

This information identifies some findings revealed in the 49th annual PDK Poll of Public's Attitudes Towards Public Schools. The PDK Poll is the considered the most trusted source of public opinion data about K-12 education. The PDK results can be found here: http://pdkpoll.org/results

Digging a little deeper into the data, United States adults feel that the most important factor in school quality is for schools to teach cooperation, respect, and problem solving. The second most important quality is technology and engineering classes. …

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