We asked public K-12 teachers, teens and U.S. adults how they see topics related to race and LGBTQ issues playing out in the classroom.
Americans overwhelmingly see small businesses as having a positive effect on the way things are going in the country. By contrast, their views of large corporations are broadly negative. And most people – including identical shares in both parties – are critical of the impact of banks and financial institutions.
College enrollment among young Americans has been declining over the past decade, and it's mostly due to fewer young men pursuing degrees.
35% of U.S. parents with children younger than 18 say they are extremely or very worried that their children might be bullied at some point.
Roughly one-in-five teenagers who have heard of ChatGPT say they have used it to help them do their schoolwork.
In 2021, nearly 2.5 million Latinos in the United States held advanced degrees such as master’s degrees or doctorates.
63% of Americans are pessimistic about the country’s moral and ethical standards, and 59% are pessimistic about its education system.
School has started in most of the United States. On average, K-12 public schools will be in session close to 180 days this year.
‘Back to school’ means anytime from late July to after Labor Day, depending on where in the U.S. you live
Most K-12 students at U.S. public schools have a school year of about 180 days, but when that year starts and ends varies substantially by region.
Public K-12 schools in the United States educate about 7.3 million students with disabilities – a number that has grown over the last few decades.