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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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EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways December 2020

We share our eight key takeaways based on our December polling wave.

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

Reducing Higher Ed Debt: K-12 Education Savings Accounts Can Help Beyond K-12

Kids are encouraged to study hard to prepare for college, but ESAs allow them to prepare financially, too.

2020 Schooling in America Series: Changing Perception on Schools and Record Support for School Choice

Student stress and happiness levels were among the items parents saw changing from spring to fall, while support for all school choice policies grew to record levels.

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Ep. 232: Legal Updates with Leslie – 2020 Highlights

Our VP of Legal Affairs Leslie Hiner takes a trip down memory lane, highlighting the top moments in school choice litigation last year.

Ep. 231: Big Ideas – “Defining Hybrid Homeschools in America” with Eric Wearne

In this episode, Eric Wearne joins us to discuss his recent book, Defining Hybrid Homeschools in America.

Ep. 230: EdChoice Chats – A Conversation with Danielle Shockey About Education Infrastructure

Danielle Shockey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, hops on the podcast to talk about the teacher talent pipeline and challenges we face in light of the pandemic.

Ep. 229: Schooling in America Survey – Public Opinion on K–12 Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unlike previous years of our Schooling in America survey project, our researchers released multiple sets of results in a chart-focused format. This report focuses on the second wave of

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways November 2020

We share our eight key takeaways based on our November polling wave.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – November 2020

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

Ep. 228: Big Ideas – “Reducing Inequality in Outside-of-School Learning” with Dan Lips

Dan Lips, visiting fellow with the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity,  joins us to talk about his recent paper, “Reducing Inequality in Outside-of-School Learning.”

Ep. 227: Monthly Tracker Results – November 2020

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

Ep. 226: Big Ideas – “Toward Equitable School Choice” with Paul Peterson

In his latest report, Paul Peterson breaks down what the evidence says about the effectiveness of school choice. He also outlines a variety of action items policymakers can take to

Ep. 225: The Monthly Debrief – November Looking to December 2020

In this episode of our Monthly Debrief series, we discuss school choice happenings across America—from a recent bill passed in Ohio to what parents are saying about education, as

Ep. 224: Religious Liberty and Education – An Interview with Kevin Vallier

Kevin Vallier, associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, joins us to discuss his chapter in the book, Religious Liberty and Education: A Case Study of Yeshivas

Ep. 223: Legal Updates with Leslie – SC, TN, ME

Our VP of Legal Affairs Leslie Hiner breaks down the latest school choice litigation in the states.

What Parents Think About Getting to School During a Pandemic

We share the ways transportation influences parents’ decisions regarding where to send their children to school and more.

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.

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.

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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

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

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