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Idaho Education Analysis

Thoughts on local vs state, “going on,” parent perspectives, and more

You can read below, or have me walk you through it with this video

Cam’s Main Takeaways

  1. Respondents perceive the quality of their local schools as better than the quality of the state system of education. This was surprising, and kind of feels like the fact that most people think they’re above average.
  2. Respondents agree that most kids should continue their education after high school. However, there seems to be some confusion about what Idaho’s “go on” campaigns entail — even if kids should continue learning, perhaps college isn’t the right fit for most.
  3. Respondents think understanding parent perspectives on their kids’ education is very valuable. I’m starting Idaho Learns to help with that.

Table of Contents

  • How Analysis Posts Work
  • Idaho Education Survey
  • Sample demographics
  • How many parents?
  • Parents have kids in school?
  • Respondent highest education level
  • Quality schools where you live?
  • Quality of state system, overall
  • Comparison to other issues
  • Should most “go on”?
  • More earnings if “go on”?
  • How do you get your info?
  • Parent perspectives valuable?
  • What gets too much attention?
  • What doesn’t get enough attention?
  • Don’t buy it? Make it better.
  • What’s next?

How Analysis Posts Work

Idaho Education Survey

Sample demographics

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How many parents?

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Parents have kids in school?

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Respondents’ highest education level

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Quality schools where you live?

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Quality of state system, overall

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Comparison to other issues

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Should most “go on”?

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More earnings if “go on”?

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How do you get your info?

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Parent perspectives valuable?

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IdahoLearns.com! (My explanation)

Insightful Comments

What gets too much attention?

What doesn’t get enough attention?

Don’t buy it? Make it better.

Source: Giphy

What’s next?

  • Idaho internet, access and impact
  • Respect, which types of people feel like they get it
  • Idaho travel patterns, particularly air travel
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