The Friedman survey

Andy Matthews

The results of NPRI's statewide survey on Nevadans' attitudes on education, conducted along with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, are in, and they paint a not-so-pretty picture for the state's education establishment. (Click here to download the survey).

Of particular note: Given a list of several types of schools, only 11 percent of respondents said they would choose to send their own children to a regular public school. This means that the vast majority of Nevada students are being forced into a system that very, very few of them want any part of. The top choice? Private schools, which were the preference of 48 percent.

The survey has received some pretty good press coverage, particularly from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (here), the Las Vegas Sun (here) and the Reno Gazette-Journal (here).