School Choice

Polls: Mothers Favor a Wide Variety of School Choice Policies

Tuition tax credits and vouchers are big winners


Perhaps the best thing state legislators could do for Michigan moms would be to allow more educational options for children  at least according to the latest poll from the Friedman Foundation. Mothers polled supported all varieties of school choice, including providing students with resources to attend public, private or religious schools.

Mothers of school-age children were surveyed by phone and asked whether they supported specific school choice programs. Nearly 70 percent of moms said that they support tax credit scholarships for students.

When asked about school vouchers, 66 percent of surveyed moms said that they supported them, with just 26 percent opposed. Mothers were much more supportive of vouchers than people who do not have children. Among different demographic groups, low-income earners and African Americans were some of the most supportive of school vouchers.