In the__ of many parents, standards of education in the public school are actually falling.
①in the opinion of sb.
=in sb's opinion.表“在或人看来”
➢We had no idea what was happening.
➢Many of you have written to us to express your thoughts on the conflic.
➢It's not just a matter of principle.
➢I agree with it in principle but I doubt if it will happen in practice.