by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
According to the survey, 40% of families say they are more likely to homeschool or enroll in virtual schools after lockdowns end. For context, about 4% of K-12 kids were in home education settings pre-pandemic.
In addition, 64% support the general concept of school choice, and 69% support federal Education Freedom Scholarships, a $5 billion federal scholarship program proposed by the Trump administration. Here is the breakdown of support for the scholarships: