It Takes a Village: Americans' Views of Community Schools

Pizmony-Levy, Oren; Pallas, Aaron M.; Streim, Nancy

Citizen preferences play a key role in a democracy, and there is a substantial body of work that tries to understand the role that public preferences play in the policy process. Despite the important role public opinion plays, there are only limited efforts to document public opinion about education, psychology, and health. The Public Mind project seeks to address this gap by providing reliable, valid public opinion data to inform public debate. The Project includes a series of public opinion surveys on a variety of issues related to governance, policies, and practice that have the potential to affect human development.

This new survey indicates that the appetite for community schools is strong. The national survey of about 3,000 adults, released August 9th, 2018 shows that a majority of Americans approve of schools that offer integrated educational, social, health and community services to students and families.


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Academic Units
International and Comparative Education
Sociology and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
The Public Matters: How Americans View Education, Psychology and Health
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September 19, 2018