Wow! The American Federation for Children recently hired Beck Research, which they identify as a Democratic polling firm, to survey the public about school choice. And, the results strongly show Americans like school choice.
Some highlights from the press release:
- 63% of Likely 2018 Voters Support School Choice, including 41% who strongly support it. 72% of Latinos, 66% of African Americans, 61% of whites, 75% of Republicans, 62% of Independents, and 54% of Democrats support school choice.
- 86% of voters believe that publicly-funded vouchers, tax credit scholarships, and education savings accounts should be available in some form.
- 67% support a potential K-12 education tax credit proposal, despite the polarization of the electorate. The federal tax credit scholarship earns bipartisan support with 55% of Democrats, 69% of Independents, and fully 80% of Republicans favoring the possible measure.
- 77% of Americans support giving the children of active military members the ability to access the school of their choice.
- 70% of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 81% of Republicans support Education Savings Accounts.
- 72% support charter schools, and 83% support choice programs tailored to special needs students.
That last bullet is particularly interesting as there is a misguided attempt in Kentucky to repeal last year’s charter school legislation. Responsible legislators need to know that special interest effort isn’t what most want.
Learn more about this new poll by clicking here.