Americans Think Education Is on the ‘Wrong Track’—but Support for School Choice Is on the Rise

Americans Think Education Is on the ‘Wrong Track’—but Support for School Choice Is on the Rise

edThe education debate in the United States seems never ending as time goes on.  In a recent survey held  by Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice in its newly released “2014 Schooling in America Survey.” The findings indicate “Americans hold a  dim view of the federal government’s performance in K-12 education.”  The survey pointed out that people are displeased with the current education system as well as government involvement.  

The survey found 58 percent of Americans think that K-12 education has gotten off on the “wrong track,” and 74 percent have a negative view of federal involvement in education.  

The survey found 56 percent support ESAs, which empower families to direct education dollars to multiple education services, providers and products at once.  Education Savings account makes a difference for parents who use a portion of the funds the state would have spent on their child in the public system toward a variety of educational options, including private schooling, tutoring, curricula and special education therapies. Families can even roll over unused funds into a college savings account. 

There is a lack of knowledge with education spending in the U.S. and parents need to know what available resources can be used for their children’s education.

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