Most Millennials Favor School Choice

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From School Reform News:

The authors of the EdChoice “2016 Schooling in America” report included an expanded sampling of millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, “in an effort to better understand where this generation of current and future school parents compares with others (and the national average) on K–12 education policies.”

Millennials, the authors write, “are approximately 75 million strong, and the percentage of millennials that make up America’s school parent population is set to grow exponentially over the next 10 years.”

Sixty-one percent of millennials said they favor vouchers, compared to a national average of 56 percent; 63 percent of millennials said they favor charter schools, compared to 59 percent among all age groups; and 57 percent of millennials said they favor education savings accounts, compared to 49 percent overall. Fifty-eight percent of millennials said U.S. education is on the wrong track, while 62 percent of the overall population agreed.