Opponents of parental choice in education have been in overdrive portraying private school scholarships (and by association, those who support or use them) as racist to diminish their popularity. Results from a new national poll suggest opponents’ strategy isn’t working.
According to the 11th annual Education Next poll public support for a variety of private school choice options has increased, and it is especially strong among Black and Hispanic Americans.
Privately-funded tax-credit scholarships are the most popular private school choice option, with majorities of Americans supporting them (p. 11, question 12a), including:
63% of Hispanics
61% each, parents and Blacks
56% of Republicans
54% each, all respondents