Poll Shows Education Quality, Curriculum Stoke Parents’ Concern | Free to Learn

A staggering 81% of Americans say they are concerned about the quality of  education, and 48% say they are very concerned, according to a survey released by Free to Learn, a conservative education advocacy group

The new poll also found a high level of support for parents’ active role in curriculum decisions, with 72% of respondents agreeing that parents should be able to request the curriculum taught to their children. The numbers were only slightly lower — 67% — for those supporting parents’ ability to opt their children out of curriculum they deem harmful or inappropriate. Unsurprisingly, that support is even higher among respondents who are also parents, with 72% backing their ability to prevent their children from receiving material they find objectionable.

The nationwide survey, which polled 1,200 respondents from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.83 percentage points.