by Dr. Robert Luebke
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
A new poll by Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina provides more good news for school choice supporters in the Tar Heel state. The survey polled 500 likely voters on a variety of school choice issues. A number of questions focused on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, a large voucher program that provides eligible low- and moderate-income families the opportunity to attend a private school. Some of the major findings included:
Yes, parents like choice and they want policymakers to support it. That’s one of the messages of the PEFNC poll.
Responding to that sentiment, the legislature recently approved, and Gov. Cooper signed, a new state budget that expands school choice options and funding for the Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Interested in exploring your educational options? Learn if your family qualifies for the Opportunity Scholarship Program.