School Choice Now! is the official blog of the American Federation for Children, the nation's voice for educational choice. We seek to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
New Poll Shows Majority of Texas Voters Support School Choice
Support for private school choice programs is strong in
the Lone Star State! According to a
recent poll conducted by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and the
Texas Public Policy Foundation, majority of Texas voters support school
The polls found that overall, 66 percent of voters are
supportive of vouchers, and only 27 percent oppose. According to the poll results, the strongest
support was among Latino voters with 80 percent in support of vouchers.
The survey also found that 72 percent of voters are
supportive of tax-credit scholarship programs, with 20 percent opposed.
The poll, administered by Braun Research, Inc. was conducted
March 19-27, 2013 through landline and cellphone interviews with over 600 Texas