2015 PDK Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools To Be Released August 23

Norman Black

Alexandria, Va. - August 17, 2015 - Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional association for educators, will release its 47th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools at 7 p.m., Aug. 23, 2015. The PDK/Gallup Poll is the longest continuously running survey of American attitudes toward public education. This year’s results break out, for the first time, responses from whites, blacks and Hispanics while also providing new insights on:

  • Standardized testing.
  • The federal role in public education.
  • Common Core State Standards.
  • Charter schools and vouchers.
  • Mandatory vaccinations.  
  • What the public wants from its schools.

Media will have advance access to embargoed poll findings and can participate in a pre-release media call at 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.  To RSVP for the media call, set up interviews or to receive embargoed results, contact PDK's team at chinyere@thehatchergroup.com or call Chinyere Agbai at  301-656-0348.

What:   Pre-Release Media Call on Results of 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll

When:  2 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015


  • Joshua Starr, CEO, PDK International
  • Brandon Busteed, executive director, education and workforce development, Gallup Organization 
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun professor of education, Emeritus faculty director, Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • Andres Alonso, professor of practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education  


About PDK International
Founded in 1906, PDK International is a global network for professional educators. The organization's mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. For more information, visit  www.pdkintl.org.