Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe new technology has been good for education while just 18% believe it has been bad. At the same time, a ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 68% believe high schools today are worse than they were 20 years ago.
Twenty-five percent (25%) would want their child to be a high school teacher while 48% would not.
Seventy percent (70%) believe high school teachers should be paid more. However, most voters underestimate how much such teachers earn. Fifty-five percent (55%) estimate teachers earn $50,000 a year or less. Twelve percent (12%) correctly estimated the average salary for a high school teacher is about $60,000. Eleven percent (11%) think they make more than that while 23% are not sure.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted March 19-20, 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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