Americans generally support school choice programs, according to a new survey sponsored by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.
The survey shows that more Americans would rather send their children to private schools than regular public schools. Also, more Americans view charter schools and school vouchers favorably than oppose them.
One question was, "If it were your decision and you could select any type of school, what type of school would you select in order to obtain the best education for your child?" Forty-one percent said they'd prefer a private school, while regular public schools received 36 percent.
Forty-two percent of survey respondents said they have a favorable opinion charter schools, with half as many opposed.