Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters nationwide believe that the federal government has too much influence over elementary, middle and high school education. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 25% believe the federal government has too little influence and 24% are not sure.
Sixty percent (60%) of Republicans say the federal government has too much influence, a view shared by 52% of Independent voters and 45% of Democrats (see crosstab results).
Most (54%) also believe standardized tests have too much influence over the education process. Forty-nine percent (49%) say the same about state governments.
At the other end of the spectrum, 61% say that parents have too little influence over the process of educating their children. Fifty-nine percent (59%) believe teachers have too little influence and 51% say the same about students.
In between, views are mixed when it comes to local school boards, teachers’ unions, and school administrators.
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted February 27-28, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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