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IN AN ERA FLUSH WITH POLLS AND SURVEYS, K–12 EDUCATION ISSUES GET RELATIVELY INFREQUENT ATTENTION. MOST ANNUAL POLLS ON K–12 AND SCHOOL CHOICE RELEASE IN LATE SUMMER OR FALL. OUR MONTHLY PUBLIC OPINION TRACKER IS HERE TO CHANGE THAT.

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What Parents Think About Getting to School Before and During a Pandemic

Learn more about some of the most intriguing findings from our latest report.

Where The Governors Stand On School Choice 2020

Wondering where the nation’s newly elected or re-elected governors stand on education reform—and specifically on the issue of private school choice? We’ve collected their public and campaign statements here.

Ep 222: Monthly Tracker Results – October 2020

In this episode, we share key takeaways from our October 2020 wave of polling as reported on our EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker. For more from the full report, visit

Ep. 221: Commuting Concerns with Drew Catt and Mike McShane

The author of our latest report, Commuting Concerns, discusses the process used to collect responses, inspiration for the report, and more.

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EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways October 2020

We share our 14 key findings based on our October polling wave with Morning Consult.

Ep. 220: Big Ideas – “Protecting Learning Pods” with Jonathan Butcher

Jonathan Butcher joins us to discuss is report, Protecting Learning Pods: A 50-State Guide to Regulations Threatening the Latest Education Innovation. He explains learning pod regulation concerns and more.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – October 2020

Need a record of October 2020’s state school choice happenings? Our brief roundup has you covered.

Ep. 219: Big Ideas – “Advanced Opportunities” with Max Eden

Max Eden, senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute, joins us to discuss his recent report, Advanced Opportunities: How Idaho is Reshaping High Schools by Empowering Students, which was featured

Ep. 218: The Monthly Debrief – September Looking to October 2020

In this episode of our Monthly Debrief series, we discuss school choice happenings across America—from an uptick in micro-schools to a court ruling in South Carolina.

U.S. States Ranked by Educational Choice Share, 2020

Where are America’s students getting their education? Which types of schools and educational settings are they choosing?

Ep. 217: Big Ideas – Charter School Study with Danish Shakeel

Danish Shakeel discusses his co-authored report, Changes in the Performance of Students in Charter and District Sectors of U.S. Education: An Analysis of Nationwide Trends. 

Ep. 216: Big Ideas – “An Appraisal Market for K-12 Education” with Lindsey Burke

Lindsey Burke joins us to discuss An Appraisal Market for K-12 Education, her recently-authored report for the American Enterprise Institute.

Ep. 215: Micro-schooling – A Conversation with Keri Rodrigues and Sarah Raybon

Keri Rodrigues and Sarah Raybon hop on the podcast to discuss their experiences with homeschooling during the pandemic, views on micro-schooling and more. Keri is the president of the

Ep. 214: Big Ideas – “Online Learning” with Ian Kingsbury

We are joined by Ian Kingsbury, an education policy fellow with the Empire Center for Public Policy. He discusses his recently-authored EdChoice study, Online Learning: How do Brick and

Ep. 213: Teen Survey – August 2020

We asked teens how COVID-19 has impacted their schooling, what social issues they care about the most, and more.

Ep. 212: Religious Liberty and Education – France’s Crackdown on Islamic Education and Homeschooling

In this special edition of our Religious Liberty and Education series, we are joined by Jibran Khan and Danish Shakeel to discuss Islamic education and homeschooling—specifically in regards to

Black Children Continue To Be Pushed Out of American Schools During Pandemic

When legal and educational systems fail to recognize the humanity of those they sentence, such callousness leaves the most fragile the most vulnerable and in harm’s way.

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways September 2020

We share our 12 key takeaways based on our September polling wave.

Survey: But What About The Kids?

Our new poll reveals teen views on back-to-school, the pandemic and other hot topics.

Ep. 211: Big Ideas – “School Choice Myths” with Neal McCluskey and Corey DeAngelis

Co-editors of the book, School Choice Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Educational Freedom, unpack just a few of the 12 school choice myths you will find in the book.

Ep. 210: Big Ideas – “Let’s Get Small” with Matthew Ladner

Matthew Ladner joins Jason Bedrick in this episode of our Big Ideas series to discuss their co-authored report, Let’s Get Small: Microschools, Pandemic Pods, and the Future of Education

Ep. 209: Micro-schooling – A Conversation with Tom Bogle

We chat with Arizona parent Tom Bogle, who micro-schools his children. Learn more about the educational model that has gained popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

New Study Shows Positive Family Outcomes for Private School Students

By Mike McShane As is rarely said at a Sinn Fein meeting, I’d like to say something nice about Protestants. In a new report from the American Enterprise Institute, Albert

Thinking Outside The Boundary: GreatSchools Isn’t The Problem

By Jennifer Wagner Mother Jones recently published a story questioning whether GreatSchools, a national nonprofit that rates public PK-12 schools using test scores and other factors, is inadvertently contributing to

Stay The Course: We Have To Be “We Bes” To Make Change

By Jennifer Wagner EdChoice is the oldest group in the nation solely dedicated to advancing school choice. Dr. Friedman and his wife, Rose, founded the organization in 1996. We’ll be

An Open Letter To My Son With The Bugatti Brain

By Jennifer Wagner To my sweet, kind, inquisitive son: I love you so much. I love how you tell us all about the latest Fortnite updates and perform all the dances — and

Get Off My Lawn: I Don’t Care What You Think My Kids Should Be Doing Right Now

By Jennifer Wagner The other day, I dropped an opinion piece — with no personal commentary — on my Facebook timeline from someone who was concerned about students going back to school in person. I

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