Public confidence in public schools has shown a steady decline over the past forty years. Just in the past year, the confidence dropped five percentage points.
I don’t have a good understanding of what the underlying causes may be for this significant and steady change for the worse. Is it possible that this data isn’t valid? Only Congress and the Banks show as having 2012 results that are worse compared to the historical averages than does the public school system.
Are things really this bad? If so, what do we as leaders need to do to improve public confidence?