Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2009 Data Tables

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Q8b: In your opinion, how well does your local K-12 education system prepare students for the job market in your region?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, how well does your local K-12 education system prepare students for the job market in your region? a very good job 4% 20% 24% 22% 20%
a fair job 74% 57% 57% 55% 58%
a poor job 18% 14% 14% 15% 14%
don't know 3% 9% 5% 8% 8%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your opinion, how well does your local K-12 education system prepare students for the job market in your region? a very good job 18% 22% 28% 22% 15% 20%
a fair job 55% 60% 51% 58% 68% 57%
a poor job 16% 13% 12% 17% 14% 14%
don't know 11% 6% 10% 4% 2% 8%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
In your opinion, how well does your local K-12 education system prepare students for the job market in your region? a very good job 21% 20% 22% 16% 16% 26% 20%
a fair job 56% 53% 57% 61% 64% 53% 58%
a poor job 16% 16% 13% 14% 11% 16% 14%
don't know 7% 11% 8% 8% 8% 5% 8%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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