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Whiteboard Advisors Releases Education Policy Survey Results

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August 14, 2014

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Whiteboard Advisors Releases Education Policy Survey Results 

Whiteboard Advisors, a policy consulting and research organization, today released the latest Education Insider report, which details the results of a recent survey conducted of policymakers, thought leaders and experts in relevant associations on education policy issues. The report includes information from 50-75 experts on education topics, and provides insights into how leaders in Washington perceive the current education policy landscape.

The report indicates that there is currently little optimism in Washington for Congressional progress on education-related initiatives. Almost three-quarters of respondents stated that they believed Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) will not be reauthorized before December 2015, and 65 percent of respondents reported they expect the same long road ahead for the Higher Education Act (HEA).

Respondents reported an increased approval for Congress and the Obama Administration's work on education issues since their last survey released in June of 2014. However, their overall sentiment remained largely negative with approval ratings of 36 and 14 percent, respectively. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan fared somewhat better, with an approval rating of 42 percent for his overall performance. Marks on his performance on postsecondary education issues were notably higher than those on elementary and secondary initiatives.

ACTE works closely on these and other education policy issues, and will continue to monitor public and Congressional sentiment as we advocate on behalf of the CTE community. To learn more about how you can help us in our efforts, visit our CTE Action Center here.

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