Majority of teachers say they do not have enough control over curriculum: Poll

The majority of teachers said they do not have enough control over what they teach in public schools, according to a survey released Thursday, while the federal and state governments have too much.

In a Pew Research Center poll, 71% of K-12 teachers claimed they do not have enough say over what is taught in public schools in their respective areas, while 58% claim their state government has too much control.

State governments are generally expected to set their own education policies, and many states have different education requirements and expectations, which can cause discrepancies nationwide.

Teachers were also divided on what subjects should be taught in the schools and whether controversy on the subjects was impacting their ability to teach them. Only
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