A new poll commissioned by the Friedman Foundation found that over half of North Carolina voters support policies that would increase student access to private and public charter schools.
The “North Carolina K-12 & School Choice Survey” found 65 percent of voters support charter schools and tax-credit scholarships for private schools; 15 percent opposed charter schools and 23 percent opposed the scholarships. Conducted by Braun Research, Inc., the statewide survey includes 601 landline and cell phone interviews completed June 18-24, with a margin of sampling error of + 4.0 percentage points.
“A majority of North Carolina voters clearly believe in empowering parents to choose their children’s schools,” Robert Enlow, the Friedman Foundation’s president and CEO, said. “Every child deserves an excellent education tailored to his or her needs, regardless of whether that is in a public, private, charter, online, or home school.”