AFT Poll: Parents don’t support many education policy changes

Most parents with children in public schools do not support recent changes in education policy, from closing low-performing schools to shifting public dollars to charter schools to private school vouchers, according to a new poll to be released Monday by the American Federation of Teachers.

The poll, conducted by Democratic polling firm Hart Research Associates, surveyed 1,000 parents earlier this month and found that most would rather see their neighborhood schools strengthened and given more resources than have options to enroll their children elsewhere. [cont.]

Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post