Professors Robert Scott and Scott Imig of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington released a new survey showing strong parent opposition to recent legislation affecting public schools and teachers.

They found that over 94% said that education was headed. In the wrong direction.

Over 94% think that teachers should be paid more.

96% disagreed with removing extra pay for getting a master’s degree.

Nearly three-quarters oppose using standardized test scores in teacher evaluations.

77% trust educators to make decisions about education, but less than 1% trust the legislators to do so.

See also this report in the local media.