Monday, September 10, 2012

National Polling Report Findings: Support for School Choice Strong

The American Federation for Children today released a national polling report on the growing public support for school choice. 

Among the major findings:

  • National: 85 percent of likely voters and 91 percent of Latinos in five battleground states—Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, New Jersey, and Nevada — think vouchers and scholarship tax credit programs should be available in some form.
  • Louisiana: In the month before the April 2012 expansion of Louisiana’s Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, nearly two-thirds of voters (63 percent) favored the voucher program, compared to 26 percent who opposed it.
  • Washington, D.C.: Prior to the April 2011 reauthorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, 74 percent of District residents wanted the program restored and expanded, and 64 percent approved of the program.
  • Tennessee: 61 percent of Volunteer State residents support scholarship tax credit programs, more than double the number that oppose them (26 percent).
Support for private school choice is the highest it has ever been.  In fact, the public support of school choice jumped 10 points since last year.  To see all of the findings in the report, click here.

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG

1 comment:

  1. Todd Courser, constitutional conservative Republican nominee for State Board of Education in Michigan believes cookie cutter and forced union education does not work for all students. He supports whatever parents decide are the best for their children, be it public, charter, private, parochial, virtual and/or home schooling and any combination thereof, that best educates a child needs to be available. The money must go with the child. Competition will make all schools more effective and efficient. America has the second most expensive education system (cost per child per year) in the world but has the 34th best in quality. This is the single biggest treat to national security, liberty and freedom.