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More Americans See Discipline in Schools As A Big Problem

An Obama-era policy allowing for more leniency in schools has been strongly criticized following the massacre last month at a Florida high school. Most Americans think discipline in public schools is too easy these days. 

From a list of five frequently cited complaints, 35% of American Adults think the biggest problem in schools today is not enough funding, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That's up slightly from the last time this question was asked in 2015. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 7-8, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 7-8, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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