A majority of Americans would like to see technology companies take a more active role in improving U.S. education by creating apprenticeship programs and providing more technology resources, according to new data.

The new poll from OZY and SurveyMonkey tracks how technology is impacting post-secondary education and the workforce in the U.S. It also gauges how survey participants feel about free public higher education, online learning, classroom teachers, and more.

Here are some of the results:

Can #tech play a bigger role in #education for #careers? New poll says yes

What role, if any, would you like to see technology companies play in improving U.S. high schools?

  • Creating apprenticeship programs (57 percent)\
  • Providing technology resources in the classroom (50 percent)
  • Supporting teachers’ technology use in the classroom (42 percent)
  • Sponsoring charter schools in low-income areas (30 percent)

(Next page: How many would strongly support free post-secondary education and tax increases to cover the cost?)

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