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Poll: Americans think public education stinks, but their own kid's school is great

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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:59 pm | Updated: 10:37 am, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

The Beach Boys' "Be True to Your School" must have been playing when a sampling of American adults recently answered questions for a Rasmussen Report survey.

While the new report finds that less than 25 percent of Americans rate the performance of public schools as good or excellent, they give much higher marks to the school their own child attends.

Newsmax.com gives more details from the survey and a link to the Rasmussen Report.

So, if everybody thinks their own child's school is great, where is public education failing? Tell us, East Valley: How would you grade your child's school? And how would you grade public education overall?

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