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EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways April 2021

We share our 10 key takeaways based on our April polling wave.

The New 123s of School Choice – What You Need to Know

We’ve got a new one-stop shop for our most popular research report.

Florida Families Overwhelmingly Satisfied with School Choice Despite Complexity of Programs

Researchers from Boston University and the University of Arkansas released a new study of Florida families’ experiences with two of the state’s private school choice programs.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Perspectives of Black K-12 Parents (March 2021)

In the latest wave of our monthly Public Opinion Tracker, we obtained completed surveys from 400 Black parents of school-aged children.

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Parents and Teachers Both Want More Learning Pods

We knew parents liked learning pods. It turns out teachers might be even more excited.

Public Opinion Tracker: Teacher Survey Top Takeaways Q1 2021

We share our top findings from our first quarterly survey of educators this year.

Ep. 249: Big Ideas – “A Search for Common Ground” with Pedro Noguera and Frederick Hess

In this episode, we are joined by the co-authors of a new book, A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K-12 Education. We discuss the

Ep. 248: Monthly Tracker Results – March 2021

In this episode, we share key takeaways from our March 2021 wave of polling as reported on our EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker. For more from the full report, visit

Ep. 247: Teen Survey – Thoughts and Opinions on Schooling During the Pandemic

In our recent Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive, we asked teenagers about mental health since the start of the pandemic, social issues they care about and more. Click here to

Ep. 246: Legal Updates with Leslie – TN, ME

Our VP of Legal Affairs Leslie Hiner discusses two significant school choice cases in Tennessee and Maine.

Ep. 245: The Monthly Debrief – March Looking to April 2021

In this episode of our Monthly Debrief series, we discuss school choice happenings across America—including the first school choice programs passed in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Ep. 244: Big Ideas – Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty with Howard Slugh

Howard Slugh, founder of the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, joins us to discuss an important case that might come before the U.S. Supreme Court.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – March 2021

Need a record of March 2021’s state school choice happenings? Our brief roundup has you covered.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Teen Perspectives

Teens generally think their schools could have better COVID-19 safety measures and prefer a hybrid attendance option.

U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey Shows Homeschooling Is Booming

In the spring of 2020, about 5.4 percent of U.S. households with children reported homeschooling. By fall, that number had more than doubled.

Ep. 243: Big Ideas – “Hybrid Homeschooling” with Mike McShane

Our Director of National Research Mike McShane hops on the podcast to talk about his recently-released book, Hybrid Homeschooling: A Guide to the Future of Education.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Perspectives of Black K-12 Parents (February 2021)

As of February, EdChoice decided to increase our sampling of Black K–12 school parents to better understand their unique perspectives, experiences, concerns and preferences.

What You Should Know About the New IES Study of Indiana’s Voucher Program

Mike McShane highlights findings from the report, as well as some criticisms from the research community.

Public Opinion Tracker Deep Dive: Let’s Zoom in on Homeschooling Opinion

As a part of our Public Opinion Tracker, we have been following opinions on education issues. In this post, we take a deep dive into the questions we’ve been asking parents about homeschooling.

Ep. 242: EdChoice Chats – A Discussion with Ulcca Joshi Hansen About New Opportunities for Ed Reform

Ulcca Joshi Hansen, founder of Educating Potential, joins us to discuss the direction of education in a post-pandemic world.


Dear Bosses: Consider This Potential New Employee Benefit

By Jennifer Wagner CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB! YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES… Vacation, sick and flex time. Medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Retirement savings accounts. Tuition or childcare

Stuck In The Middle: Why School Choice Should Be Available To Everyone

By Jennifer Wagner After almost five years working in the school choice movement, the subhed on this story about the potential cost of Indiana’s proposed voucher expansion and special needs

Friedman And Donahue: Let’s Get Back To Sparking And Flickering

By Jennifer Wagner Four decades ago, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman sat down with talk show host Phil Donahue to discuss his bestselling book, Free to Choose. You can watch the

Dear Dr. Cardona: An Open Letter From A Connecticut Mom

By Gwen Samuel Dear Dr. Cardona, Congratulations on your nomination to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education. It doesn’t seem so long ago that we were sitting in your office

Stick With It: Short-Term Frustration Can Lead To Long-Term Change

By Jennifer Wagner The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That tired old cliché is all I can think of

The Pandemic Upended Schooling. Will Families Go Back To The Before Times?

By Jennifer Wagner The pandemic has changed schooling as we know it — for now. You can’t throw a stick without hitting an article about how families have been adapting since March. Some

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