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Can We Call 70 Percent of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents a Consensus?

Publication date: Sep 22, 2014

Why Not? It May Be as Close as We Get

It sometimes feels as if our country is so polarized these days that a poll broken out by Democrats, Republicans, and Independents would find partisan disagreement on the color of the sky.

But there is a commonsensical notion about education that seems to have broad agreement among all these groups. A recent poll, conducted by Gallup on behalf of Phi Delta Kappa International, shows that a little more than 70 percent of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — public school parents and non-public school parents — agree that teachers should have at least a year of training in which they are supervised by a certified teacher before being responsible for their own classrooms.

Read the full article on The Huffington Post Education.

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