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Video Available: Voters Want Federal Action on High School Reform, According to New National Poll

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July 20, 2010 04:45 pm


Improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters, according to a new national poll released July 14 by the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Additionally, over half of voters say that their decision to vote for a current elected official in the 2010 congressional elections will be affected if Congress takes no action to reform the law currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

“The Alliance commissioned this bipartisan poll to gain insight into Americans’ views of the public education system,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “The overwhelming takeaway from the poll is that Americans are concerned about the growing problems with the nation’s high schools and they want President Obama and the Congress to act-this year-to improve them.”

Video and audio from the webinar on the findings from the poll is now available at During the webinar, Alliance President Bob Wise and pollsters Celinda Lake and Christine Matthews, gave a brief presentation on the poll results, followed by a Q&A session with viewers from around the country.


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