A poll on CNN showed that parents and teachers disagree on a large range of topics concerning education. Here are a few of the results of the survey:
- 73% of teachers say they know more than their students about learning tools available on the Internet. 57% of parents say they know more than parents.
- 71% of teachers say class work and homework is the best way to measure academic success. 63% of parents say the same. A minority of both groups favored test scores.
- 79% of teachers say high schools do a good job, if not better, in preparing students for college. 67% of parents agree.
- 43% of parents say low expectations of students is a serious problem. 54% of teachers say the same.
There is more of interest to read in the entire article. Pick a number and write your opinion about the statement. Then let us hear your voice. Guess the percentage and how you think the poll would have went if students of these parents and teachers had participated in the poll.
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