School Choice Poll: 70% of Voters Support Charter Schools
Editor’s Note: This survey was published by the American Federation for Children on January 21, 2020. We think it’s vital to keep tabs on the pulse of all things related to charter schools, including informational resources, and how to support school choice, charter school growth, and the advancement of the charter school movement as a whole. We hope you find this—and any other article we curate—both interesting and valuable.
American Federation of Children’s Sixth Annual National School Choice Poll Results
The American Federation for Children released its annual education survey today. Support for charter schools is at 70 percent, with just 26 percent opposed. Perhaps even more encouragingly, “a majority of voters [58 percent] are less likely to support candidates who want to eliminate federal charter school funding.” Among subgroups, 65 percent of Latino voters, 62 percent of African Americans, and 56 percent of Democratic primary voters would be less likely to back a candidate who wants to de-fund the CSP. This despite Sen. Elizabeth Warren making Charter Schools Program elimination a central plank of her presidential education proposal and other candidates attacking charter schools in various ways. Perhaps hostility to charters isn’t quite as firmly set as we’ve feared. The Obama-Clinton position on charters may ultimately carry the day.