According to a newHarris Poll, fewer adults believe teachers respect parents or students and thatfewer believe parents and students respect teachers.
Harris asked 2,250 adultslast fall to compare their memory of "school dynamics" when they werestudents with today. The percentage of respondents who agreed with thestatement "students respect teachers" dropped from 79 percent to 31 percent.
The findings on studentrespect for teachers are nearly identical for adults who are parents ofschool-age children and those who aren't.
Among the biggest dropwas with respondents' impressions of the percentage of parents who respectteachers, which has plummeted from 91 percent to 49 percent.
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