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In this sixth annual community assessment, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation surveyed 1,245 registered voters in March 2000. Of the five issues investigated, education was the most important local issue, but there also appeared to be a gap between support for public schools and support of the necessary funding for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Overall, the school system got a grade of "C." While there was high confidence in teachers, principals, and the superintendent, there was much less confidence in the School Board or the Board of County Commissioners. The teaching profession was valued, and there was strong support for equity and student diversity, although the community was polarized over student assignment. The understanding of vouchers, charter schools, and the new no-social-promotion policy was minimal, though voters strongly support community involvement in the schools. Voters generally thought that communication between schools and parents was "okay." The questionnaire is included. (Contains 18 tables.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Opinion, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Satisfaction, Surveys, Values

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation, Two First Union Center, Suite 1725, Charlotte, NC 28282. Tel: 704-335-0100; Fax: 704-334-3545; e-mail: cmef[at] For full text:

Author: Gibbs, Courtenay; Bradbury, Tom


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