A popular president's strong stances on education issues can shift the public perception of that issue, according to a new poll released today by Education Next magazine and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. Knowing President Obama's opinion on the issues gave a boost to those who said they supported the goal, from a 11 percentage-point increase for charter schools and a 13 percentage-point increase for merit pay. Researchers say the so-called "Obama effect" was strongest on those who shared the president's Democratic political persuasion. Positive research findings also had an impact on those who said ...
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