A new poll illuminates continued shifts in the American electorate around school choice and parent power in education. A press release, out today from the American Federation for Children, noted:
“…Support for school choice continues to soar across all party lines and demographics. Notably, Democratic support for education freedom and customizable learning now tops 70%.”
The poll, conducted by OnMessage Inc., queried 1,000 likely general election voters between February 14-17, 2022.
Parent Power in Education
Three in four, or 75%, of voters agreed with the following statement:
“Parents should be in charge of decisions regarding their child’s education. It is not fair that only wealthy parents truly get to decide where their child goes to school.”
Among all voters, 86% of Republicans agreed with this statement. So did 65% of Democrats and 74% of Independents.
Just 20% of voters opposed giving parents choice and decision-making power in education.
Escaping Failing Schools
More than 8 in 10, or 83%, of voters agreed with this statement:
“Parents should have the right to remove their children from a failing public school and enroll them in a school that is succeeding academically.”
Among all voters, 75% of Democrats and 84% of Independents agreed. So did 91% of Republicans.
Only 13% of voters opposed this concept.