More parents favoring options

More parents favoring options

More parents favoring options

With the pandemic and troublesome educational theories and strategies threatening education's core values, school choice scored well in a recent poll – even among a majority of Democrats.

The Echelon Insights poll shows 79% of respondents support allowing tax dollars to follow their children to a private or home school. Walter Blanks, press secretary of the American Federation for Children, notes the sharp increase among Democrats.

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"We're starting to see a lot more support from both sides of the aisle when it comes to school choice and families having the freedom and access, as well as resources, to send their kids to the best school that fits them," Blanks tells American Family News.

He says the pandemic has hatched innovation, and moving forward, parents want more options.

"I think the best thing for organizations and policymakers to do is to get ahead of that and continue to champion school choice and continue to champion different forms of educational options," the press secretary submits.

The poll was conducted August 13-18 and consisted of more than 1,000 registered voters across the country.