Survey: Parents overwhelmingly support school choice, distrust federal government

“According to this survey, 70% of parents do not want a standard government-school education for their children but over 80% choose to put their children in those kinds of schools. Americans do not need more forced-redistribution-of-wealth and tax-funded “educational choices” such as public charter schools and ESAs for elementary/secondary schools. What they really need is courage to give their children the education – out from under government control – that they should have. Home education and/or private, Christian schools is the better choice!” –Exodus Mandate

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American families aren’t accessing the school types they prefer and do not trust the federal government, according to results of an annual report “Schooling America”, produced by EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs.

The majority polled overwhelmingly support Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), tax credit scholarships, school vouchers and charter schools.

The survey asked public school parents and the general public about their views of the four types of educational systems in America: public schools, charter schools, private schools, and home schooling. It also asked respondents about their views of the federal government’s role in K-12 education.

The majority of parents are involved with public school districts, the report found, with 89 percent having children who attended public school for at least one year. This percentage mirrors the data reported by the U.S. Department of Education, the report notes. Current public school parents are generally satisfied but at least one-third reported “major issues” with their schools’ responsiveness, communication and support outside the classroom.

EdChoice, which argues that families, not bureaucrats, are best equipped to make K-12 schooling decisions for their children, found that the majority of those polled do not trust the federal government when it comes to education…

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