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Education Leaders Discuss Attitudes Toward Public Schools

Washington, DC
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Prominent educators, along with Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), will release findings from the 44th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the "Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools" at a summit in Washington, D.C.

After the federal government failed to make changes to President Bush's No Child Left Behind law, state and local education authorities have taken matters into their own hands by changing funding structures, approving charter schools and changing workforce policies.

Today's panel will discuss the role of standardized test scores, vouchers and access to public education for children of illegal immigrants.  The education experts will also talk about which political party and which presidential candidate would have a more positive influence on U.S. education.

Participants will include: Rick Ginsberg, dean of the University of Kansas School of Education; Shane Lopez, Gallup Senior Scientist; William Bushaw, PDK International's Executive Director; Andrew Rotherham, Co-founder & Partner of Bellwether Education and Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman and CEO.

Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:58am (ET)

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