According to a new PDK/Gallup poll, support for parental school choice has reached an all time high. Forty-four percent of Americans now favor allowing students to choose a private school to attend through public funds. School choice favorability increased 10 percentage points since 2011.
This is the 44th poll that PDK/Gallup has conducted using the same questions. In addition to strong support for choice options, it also found:
89 percent said it’s very important to close the achievement gap between white, black, and Hispanic students
66 percent favor the idea of charter schools
The poll also gauged national sentiment on issues such as common core standards, how to deal with bullying, teacher evaluations, and financial support for traditional schools.