Facts and insights about Texas public schools
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Support for charter schools in decline

The most recent annual poll by magazine Education Next indicates that the public’s support for charter schools has fallen significantly from last year. The 12 percentage-point drop brought support for charters to 39 percent and marked the biggest shift in the survey results for this year.

The decline in support for charters was about the same for Democrats and Republicans (approximately 13 percent for Republicans and 11 percent for Democrats). Support also fell among minorities (a drop of approximately 9 percent among African-Americans and 5 percent among Hispanics).

For a summary of the poll’s results, read “Charter Schools take a hit in nationwide poll” by John Fensterwald on the EdSource Website.

September 19, 2017