Flash Poll Results
February 2019: Indiana Teacher Perspectives on Proposals to Address Teacher Retention in the 2019 Indiana General Assembly
Finding #1: Teachers want additional revenue to pay for substantial increases to base pay.
Finding #1: Teachers support keeping a basic skills requirement but want
flexibility in meeting it.
Finding #1: Nearly 9 out of 10 teachers do not believe their students have a basic understanding of financial literacy or the skills to make financial decisions in the real world.
Finding #1: Teachers overwhelmingly oppose the idea of arming teachers in schools.
Finding #1: Teachers most strongly support an assessment system with a shorter, summative assessment given once per school year.
Finding #1: While the majority of teachers are interested in providing input to their state about ESSA, only a small percentage have had an opportunity to do so.
Finding #1: A majority of teachers in Title I schools do not believe that their schools are sufficiently funded to meet the needs of their students.
Finding #1: Compared to teachers in other states, Illinois teachers are twice as likely to believe they will not receive their full pension benefits.
ISSUE #1: Are presidential candidates paying sufficient attention to education?
ISSUE #1: What do teachers think about how subgroups of students should be included in accountability systems?
ISSUE #1: What do teachers think about possible changes to testing and accountability?