Today’s Marquette University Law School Poll, run by Prof. Charles Franklin (pictured), included two K-12 related questions:
This is a huge result in favor of more resources for schools and one that hopefully reaches state legislators as they begin their work on the budget. It is certainly something you should add to your testimony if you plan to speak at a public hearing of the Joint Finance Committee in April. Continue reading Marquette Poll: 80% Support Increasing State Aid to Schools
A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Governor Scott Walker leading in Wisconsin in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, with 25 percent of voters who are Republican or lean Republican saying that he is their first choice. Following Walker are Ben Carson at 13 percent, Donald Trump at 9 percent, and Ted Cruz at 8 percent. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio receive 7 percent each. Jeb Bush is the choice of 6 percent, and each of the remaining candidates garners 4 percent or less. The poll, however, found Gov. Walker’s favorability ratings have dipped since the last such poll was conducted in April, and now stand at less than 40 percent.
While the poll sampled voters’ opinions on a wide range of political issues it did not include any questions specifically about K-12 education. Continue reading New Marquette Law School Poll Results Released
Wisconsin voters are opposed to education funding cuts proposed by the governor’s budget, according to the latest Marquette University Law School Poll. The poll reports 78 percent oppose cutting $127 million from the K-12 public school budget, while 18 percent support the proposal.
Pollster Charles Franklin observes it is striking when something like the proposal to cut public school spending gets that much opposition.
When asked what’s more important, reducing property taxes or increasing school spending? 54 percent of respondents say school spending, while 40 percent say reducing taxes. Continue reading Marquette Poll: Voters Oppose Education Funding Cuts