Poll: Respondents overwhelmingly support education freedom

Thursday, June 6, 2013
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

A telephone poll of 1,000 respondents found that mothers and other Americans strongly approve of freedom and choice in deciding children's education.  

The poll commissioned by the Friedman Foundation for School Choice also found approval of public schools has dropped sharply.

The "Schooling in America Survey" showed 66 percent of the nation's moms support school vouchers, and almost seven out of ten support tax-credit scholarships.

"Their views on public school have dropped since last year, and their views of school choice obviously are very strong," the Foundation's Susan Meyers says of the poll conducted in April. "Their views of charter schools are very strong."

The Friedman Foundation commissioned Braun Research to conduct the survey, which asked 18 questions to adults 18 and older.

Meyers says the poll results are beginning to get national attention, including on Capitol Hill, where she was told Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) mentioned it and suggested a national tax credit program for children.

"This poll is starting to get attention," says Meyers, "because moms are the ones who have the greatest influence on children and their education." 

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