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Americans Say No To Body Cameras For Teachers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Though Americans place a lack of discipline high on the list of problems in public schools today, most don’t think teachers in the United States should follow the lead of some in the United Kingdom who are wearing body cameras to record students’ behavior.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 29% of American Adults believe the biggest problem in schools today is a lack of funding. Nearly as many (26%) say a lack of discipline is the biggest problem. Seventeen percent (17%) blame a lack of parental involvement, while 15% say it's bad curriculum. Just eight percent (8%) think poor teachers are the biggest problem in schools. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 8-9, 2017 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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