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Who Controls Education in NC? March 2017 Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Our March 2017 poll asked two related questions about which public bodies really control education in the state.

The questions and responses were:

For a long time, there has been confusion over who controls K-12  public education in North Carolina. To your knowledge, which of the following entities controls education in North Carolina?

14%     My local school board

12%     The Legislature

6%       The Governor

33%     State Board of Education

7%       State Superintendent of Public Instruction

7%       North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

19%     Unsure/ Don’t Know

 

In your opinion, which of the following SHOULD control K-12  education in North Carolina?

9%       Parents

25%     My local School Board

2%       The Legislature

4%       The Governor

32%     State Board of Education

7%       State Superintendent of Public Instruction

7%       North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

14%     Unsure/ Don’t Know

To learn more about the entire poll, click here.

 

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Donald Bryson, email Brooke Medina at bmedina@nccivitas.org.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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