The Jacksonville Public Education released its annual Public Education Perceptions Poll on December 1. This year, the poll gauged the pulse of the community views on tax referendum, factors for choosing a school and even new questions on teacher performance and graduation rates. One in particular found that more than three quarters of respondents think Duval County public school teachers are effective.
The annual poll actually shed light on the community’s perception of the school district, which isn’t a reflection of reality. A new question this year asked poll respondents what they thought the current Duval County high school graduation rate was, and the average response was 61 percent. Duval’s graduation rate is currently 74 percent. It was 63 percent in 2011.
Here’s a round up of local coverage surrounding the annual poll:
· Poll finds perception of Duval Schools low among residents - Action News
· Poll shows more Duval residents stand ready to raise school taxes – Florida Times-Union
· Poll shows more Duval residents stand ready to raise school taxes - First Coast News
A special thanks and appreciation to the local news media and publications that continue to keep public education at the top of the agenda.