AFC poll: 40% of families are more likely to homeschool, enroll in virtual schools

The American Federation for Children (AFC) released results from a new national poll.  (All AFC polling can be found at

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:

  • White: 67%
  • Black: 74%
  • Hispanic: 73%
  • Asian: 64%
  • Democrat: 68%
  • Republican: 70%
  • Independent: 69%
  • Urban: 73%
  • Suburban: 65%
  • Rural: 70%

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...