A recent poll from the National Parents Union heralds high parent turnout in this year’s election. The poll found, for instance, that 82% of parents are “extremely or very likely” to vote on Tuesday. Moreover, investment in this election is unusually high. Fifty-nine percent of parents say they are more motivated to vote this year than in past mid-term elections. The poll assessed over 1,000 registered voters who are parents of school-age children.
The economy is top of mind, but parents are quite concerned about K-12 education
The key driver for parents this year? The economy. That issue dwarfs all others by wide margins. However, parents have numerous concerns about K-12 education. Their top three issues are school safety, readiness for the future, and mental health. For example:
- 67% of parents are “extremely” or “very concerned” about “how schools are addressing the threat of violence.”
- 66% are “extremely” or “very concerned” about “how schools are preparing students for the future.”
- 63% are “extremely” or “very concerned” about “how schools are addressing students’ mental health and emotional needs.”
Access the poll’s topline findings.
Additional 2022 election resources for parent voters
Review the Coalition’s 2022 Candidate Recommendations or Candidate Surveys. The Coalition’s candidate recommendations are non-partisan and are based on a candidate’s support for charter autonomy and fair funding.