As education policy moved to the forefront of our national political discourse this fall, support for school choice programs increased in October, Morning Consult’s monthly school choice tracking poll for EdChoice shows.
Far from being “controversial,” school choice programs remain strongly popular nationwide and gained popularity as the debate over the role of parents in education intensified.
Nationally, 80 percent of parents with school age children expressed support for Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) in October. Seventy-six percent support voucher programs and 75 percent support charter schools.
Among adults, strong majorities also supported school choice programs, with 70 percent supporting ESAs, 64 percent supporting vouchers, and 67 percent supporting charter schools.
Support for ESAs in New Hampshire remains high, with support from 71 percent of parents and 67 percent of the public favoring them, according to the poll.
This fall, New Hampshire launched a new Education Savings Account program, called Education Freedom Accounts. With an Education Freedom Account, a family can use a state grant to pay for the educational services they choose. That can be tuition at another public or private school, home-education materials, tutoring, community college courses, online classes, special education services, or other approved educational services.
You cam learn more about EFAs, and how to apply, at the Children’s Scholarship Fund.
For more information about school choice in New Hampshire, including EFAs, see the Education section of our website.
For more details on the Morning Consult Polling, visit https://edchoice.morningconsultintelligence.com/