"As a group, the editorial boards share the general public’s views. The newspapers are much more supportive of charter schools than of No Child Left Behind, with charters receiving an average score of 4.1 (meaning the papers are “somewhat supportive” on average), compared to 1.2 for NCLB (meaning the papers are slightly better than neutral on average). Weighting the results by circulation gives the average ratings a small bump (to 4.3 and 1.3 respectively), but doesn’t change the story line."
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
What's the Public Opinion of Charter Schools?
In the most recent edition of Education Next, Mike Petrilli writes about an analysis of the public opinion of charter schools and NCLB as portrayed by major newspapers across the country. Petrilli and his colleagues compared editorials in each of the newspapers and then rated them on a Linkert scale.
What were the findings?