Published On: Thu, Jan 28th, 2016

Poll shows strong support for public schools

LINCOLN — Support of public education is strong across Nebraska.

At the Capitol Friday morning, the Nebraska State Education Association held a press conference evaluating the current perceptions of education in Nebraska based on a statewide survey conducted last month.

The study sampled 900 randomly selected Nebraska registered voters from all three congressional districts.

In a resounding majority, Nebraskans praised public schools and the quality of teachers across the state while standing in opposition to public tax dollars being used to fund private charter schools, which have become popular in some states.

“We need to focus our tax dollars on providing every child access to a great public school with quality teachers,” said Nancy Fulton, president of the NSEA. “Charter schools provide mixed results on student achievement. And that’s what we’re about–student achievement.”

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