Public Opinion on Charter Schools Plummets
Another one of the so-called “Trump effects” seems to be in how people view education.
A new study by Education Next shows that public support for charter schools has dropped by 12 percentage points. However, support for school vouchers has increased, but mostly for respondents who identified as Republican.
Additionally, support for common core has increased, so long as the term Common Core isn’t used, implying a perceived negative connotation with the term.
The poll also inquired about the use of technology in schools. In general people feel more technology in the classroom is better for students.
The annual poll surveyed more than 4,200 respondents and took place in May and June 2017.
View the full report here.