Demographic Research

I’m all in!

The advisory firm Tyton Partners has released the second installment of its “school disrupted” study, which takes a deeper look at the drivers and barriers parents experienced when making educational decisions for their children in the face of COVID-19 challenges, as well as how their experiences will continue to shape[Read More…]

The haboob of the future

Back in 2015, I studied Census forecasts about predicted looming increases in state elderly and youth populations. Based on those forecasts, it was easy to see trouble ahead. Six years later, it’s obvious that trouble did indeed arrive, in some cases as expected and in others, in a different form.[Read More…]

Louisiana families strongly support state scholarship program

A new poll from the state of Louisiana’s voice for educational choice has found widespread support among families who participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Nearly 93% of families who utilize the program to provide their children with additional opportunities to attend the school of their choice say they are[Read More…]

New poll shows support for education choice continues to soar nationwide

A poll of more than 1,762 registered voters conducted earlier this month by RealClear Opinion Research shows that nearly three-quarters support school choice, with 16% opposed and 10% unsure. The findings were consistent across party lines, with 83% of Republicans, 69% of Independents, and 70% of Democrats saying they strongly[Read More…]

Poll confirms widespread support for school, parental choice

New research from a national polling organization shows 65% of more than 1,100 registered voters surveyed support school choice while 16% are unsure. The results are true across party lines, with 75% of Republicans, 61% of Democrats, and 60% of Independents saying they strongly or somewhat support school choice. Meanwhile,[Read More…]

Study details change in Gardiner families’ spending patterns

The longer students remain on Florida’s Gardiner Scholarship program, the more likely their parents are to spend money on curriculum, tutoring and specialized services, a new working paper finds. The study, “Distribution of Education Savings Accounts Usage Among Families,” by Michelle Lofton of the University of Georgia and Martin Lueken[Read More…]

American K-12 has been permanently changed by the pandemic

And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through David Bowie, Changes A district school superintendent recently told me: “COVID has kicked the education reform can down the road 15 years. I’m[Read More…]

Florida is overcoming ‘systemic privilege’ by putting students before the ‘system’

Editor’s note: This commentary from William Mattox, director of the Marshall Center for Educational Options at the James Madison Institute, appeared Friday on RealClear Policy. Throughout America, a very important – and highly racialized – conversation is taking place about overcoming injustice. Here in Florida, that conversation has often gone[Read More…]