Education in the United States: Choice, Control, and Quality

Although many Americans profess to want more school choice, there is very little support for several proposals to provide options in elementary and secondary education.

In the latest poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, about 4 in 10 think there is too little school choice in their state or their own community. However, more Americans want to maintain the status quo that gives preference to the children living near a particular school than support proposals to provide more choice like using various criteria for admission or the use of lotteries to determine school admissions. CONT.

Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research