A new research project from Scholastic finds that the overwhelming majority of educators (97 percent) agree that “equity in education for all children should be a national priority.”
Teachers and principals also agree (87 percent) that “many of their students face barriers to learning that come from outside the school environment.” While a greater percentage of educators in high-poverty schools (98 percent) report having students with barriers, 66 percent say the same in low-poverty schools.
The Teacher & Principal School Report, released Thursday, surveyed more than 4,700 public school pre-K–12 teachers and principals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Some other key findings include:
The full report is available on the Scholastic website. Downloadable infographics are also available on Scholastic’s media site.
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