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Wilder School Polls Look at K-12 and Higher Education

Each year at this time, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs releases its Commonwealth Education Polls. This morning’s (1/24) release concerned K-12 education.

Dr. Robyn McDougle, who directs the Educational Policy Institute at the school, explained that 54% of respondents said they were willing to pay more in taxes to increase school funding. Nearly 70%, she added, believe funding is related to the quality of education.

The poll also asked about support for a constitutional amendment for Charter Schools.

The poll found 78% feel their community’s schools are safe.