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With school starting across the country, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a new national phone and online survey that shows only eight percent of American adults rate the performance of public schools in America as excellent.

Thirty-five percent of American adults rate public schools as poor.

Twenty-two percent said public schools are good while 31 percent said they are fair.

Rasmussen has conducted such a survey since 2012, with the poor rating ranging from 26-36 percent and the combined excellent/good rating never eclipsing 30 percent.

Americans feel much better about the performance of public schools in their community. Forty-seven percent said their local school is either excellent or good while just 19 percent said their local school is doing a poor job.

Democrats hold a much higher view of public schools than Republicans and Independents. Forty-three percent of Democrats rate public schools as good or excellent while just 23 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.


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