Tag: EdChoice Poll

The silent majority of Americans want school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared Wednesday on thehill.com. One way of reading the 2022 midterm elections—which resulted in narrow majorities in a divided Congress—is that our divided electorate actually bunches toward the middle. Ticket-splitters abounded in swing states across the country, revealing a thirst for common ground. Educational choice emerged[Read More…]

New EdChoice poll: A decade of public opinion on education

Editor’s note: This analysis from Mike McShane, director of national research at EdChoice and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared last week on forbes.com. Last week, we at EdChoice released our annual Schooling in America survey. For the past 10 years, we have asked a representative sample of Americans a battery of[Read More…]

EdChoice poll: Parent interest growing for education savings accounts

While school parents and the general public are more likely to be pessimistic about the direction of K-12 education, about two in five American adults believe it’s heading in the right direction – an 18-percentage point increase since 2016 – according to the most recent survey from EdChoice on schooling[Read More…]

National survey shows Black parents continue to support education choice

While school choice policies are overwhelmingly popular across all major demographics, Black parents, when provided a definition of those policies, support them to a higher degree than white parents according to a new survey from EdChoice. The survey, which included 405 Black parents of K-12 students as well as a[Read More…]

The 21st century ‘school bus’

Editor’s note: This post’s author, Emily Anne Gullickson, J.D., M.Ed., is president and founder of Great Leaders, Strong Schools and a former middle school teacher in Phoenix. In 1939, representatives from 48 states developed a set of school bus standards resulting in a massive standardization of school transit systems in[Read More…]

Ahead of National School Choice Week, much to celebrate but still more to achieve

National School Choice Week, set for Jan. 26-Feb. 1, is a time to celebrate the progress made in the expansion of schooling options for families. Within the lifetime of this author and many of you readers, only parents who could afford to strategically purchase real estate or pay for private[Read More…]