A recent poll shows that public support for school choice — including vouchers, education savings accounts and online learning — has reached an all-time high.
The PDK/Gallup poll shows that demand for school choice is increasing because parents are more aware of the opportunities it presents. Plus, Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation says recent SAT data shows public schools are failing to adequately teach kids — adding urgency to the need for school choice.
She suggests the increasing parental support for school choice, up ten percentage points in just one year, is a result of the successes of such programs.
Half of the parents surveyed also favor tying teacher evaluations to student performance — something teachers unions have strongly opposed.