2013 PEFNC Education Poll

Results from the 2013 PEFNC Education Poll are in!  Bottom line: Voters want choice for families and flexibility for districts.

Do you support or oppose giving local public school districts more flexibility in making decisions on how to fund and run their schools?

Support           72%

Oppose          13%

Not sure         15%

Should local school principals and superintendents have greater flexibility, without school approval, to make more personnel and funding decisions for their schools?

Support           47%

Oppose          37%

Not sure        16%

Which of these two statements about school choice do you agree with more: (Rotated) Providing parents with more options will improve education for all students? Or, Public education will be harmed by allowing parents to move children out of the public school system?

Support           64%

Oppose          23%

Not sure        13%

Currently many families with limited income are unable to provide the best education for their children. Would you support or oppose the state providing scholarship grants of around $4,000 a year to help families pay for tuition and other educational expenses at a school of their choice?

Support           56%

Oppose          32%

Not sure        12%

Some states allow families with limited income the option of sending their child to the school of their choice, including both religious and non-religious private schools. This policy gives tax credits to businesses if they contribute money to nonprofit organizations that distribute scholarships to these families. Do you support or oppose a tax credit scholarship system?

Support           59%

Oppose          27%

Not sure        13%

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...