The news release from Phi Delta Kappan about their annually conducted Gallup poll of the public’s attitudes on schools is out.
Though generally respected, this poll has been criticized in the past for possible bias towards the school teacher agendas (Phi Delta Kappan is a journal for teachers and is supported by teacher subscriptions).
So, that makes this finding, quoted from the news release, particularly noteworthy:
Support for charter schools growing. Americans increasingly embrace public charter schools. Sixty-eight percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of charter schools, and almost two out of three Americans would support a new public charter school in their communities. Sixty percent of Americans say they would support a large increase in the number of public charter schools operating in the United States.
Frankfort, are you listening?