Tag: COVID relief

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…]

Faced with needs, voters unsurprisingly chose school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Ben DeGrow, director of education policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Mich., published Monday on The Hill. The once-forecasted political “blue wave” offered labor leaders and their partisan allies the hope of rolling back educational choice, but that wave never arrived.[Read More…]

Survey of scholarship schools shows few have received federal COVID-19 relief

More than three months after the CARES Act appropriated billions of dollars to aid the education of low-income students in public and private schools, most eligible private schools in Florida have yet to see financial relief according to a recent survey of participating private schools conducted by Step Up for[Read More…]

4 states, including Florida, supporting private schools with COVID-19 relief lead the way on education choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jude Schwalbach, a research assistant at The Heritage Foundation, first published on The Daily Signal. When COVID-19 brought the school year to an abrupt halt early this year, few anticipated that the global pandemic would be the impetus for private school choice reforms across the[Read More…]

Oklahoma homeless students benefit from private school scholarships

Susan Agel wants her students to gain experience. Silicon Valley internships and trips abroad would be nice, but for the students she serves, the needs are more basic. Like riding in a car. Or going to a store — any store. Agel’s school, Positive Tomorrows, is a private school serving[Read More…]