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Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2008

Media Advisory: K-12 public opinion survey results to be presented Jan. 9

EDITORS AND REPORTERS: On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Jonathan Plucker, director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University Bloomington, and Terry Spradlin, CEEP's associate director for education policy, will present findings from the 2007 Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana to the State Board of Education. Plucker and Spradlin will be available to speak with reporters after the presentation.

What: The 2007 Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana

Who: Survey co-authors Jonathan Plucker and Terry Spradlin, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

Time: 10 a.m. EST

Location: The Department of Education's James Whitcomb Riley Conference Room, 151 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis

The 2007 Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana gauged the attitudes and perceptions of a representative sample of Hoosiers on key educational issues including pre-kindergarten programs, school consolidation, school funding and taxes, school choice and charter schools, No Child Left Behind and state school accountability measures, and the educational achievement gap. Among the survey's findings is a slight increase in public pessimism about the general quality of schools in the state.

This is the fifth consecutive year that CEEP has conducted the Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana. More about CEEP, including complete reports of the past four public opinion surveys, is available on the CEEP website, http://ceep.indiana.edu/.

For more information, contact Chuck Carney at 812-856-8027 or ccarney@indiana.edu.