Polls

Poll: Minority and Low Income Parents More Likely To See Problems in Schools Than Affluent or White Parents

Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll also shows most parents think they are getting a better education that their parents

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WASHINGTON (AP)—Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools—from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks—than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll.

Overall impressions of the nation's schools and teachers are similarly positive among all groups of parents, but deep demographic differences emerge in the details of how parents see teachers, schools and even their own roles in their children's education.