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Confronting Louisiana’s Dropout Dilemma
1. How important do you feel it is for students to graduate from high school?
2. How important to you is the issue of the high-school dropout rate?
3. In your opinion, do public schools in the state of Louisiana do a good job of preparing children for the real world?
4. In your opinion, do public schools in the state of Louisiana do a good job encouraging students to graduate?
5. In your opinion, what is the main reason students drop out of public schools?
6. In your opinion, who is primarily responsible for DECREASING the public high-school dropout rate?
7. What about the state sales tax, would you say that the state sales tax is too high and needs to be reduced, too low and needs to be increased, or just about right?
8. In your opinion, which of the following efforts would do the most to increase public high school graduation rates?
9. Would you be willing to fund programs to decrease dropout rates via an increase in your taxes?
10. Which of the following options, in your opinion, would have the biggest impact on decreasing the drop out rate?
11. In your opinion are high school drop-out rates higher in rural or urban areas?
12. In your opinion which risk factors make a kid most likely to drop out?
13. Do you think identifying risk factors early-on in a child’s education and developing programs for those kids would help?
14. In your opinion when should kids be targeted with anti-drop-out programs?
15. When teaching high school students, in your opinion what’s more important: well-rounded academic skills, or specific job training skills?
16. In your opinion is a person a high school dropout if they have their GED?
17. Do you have children in school right now?
18. IF YES – Are they in a public school, a private school, a charter school or something else?
19. IF NO – Do you have older children who were educated in the state of Louisiana?
20. IF YES – And were they educated in public, private, charter or other schools in the state?
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