Gentzel Co-Presents 2014 PDK/Gallup Poll Findings

More than half of Americans (56%) say local school boards should have the greatest influence in deciding what is taught in public schools. Also, nearly one-third view lack of financial support as the No. 1 challenge facing public schools in America.

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