What America Thinks of K–12 Education (Told in Infographics)

Each year, EdChoice and Braun Research survey a representative sample of the American public on issues facing K–12 education. In 2019, the Schooling in America poll showed us differences and similarities among the key demographics most affected by schools and K–12 education policies: school parents and public school teachers. Additionally, as Boomers, Millennials, Gen X and Gen Z duke it out on social media, we were curious to learn how the generations differ on issues in K–12 education.

In this post, we share some of the most compelling results in infographic form.

But first, there are some K–12 education statistics everyone should know.



Parents vs. Teachers on K–12 Education

The one thing parents and teachers will always have in common are the kids. But do they agree about children’s internet exposure? Testing? The quality of public schools? Where they’d prefer to send their own kids to school? This next infographic has some answers.


Infographic showing results from our 2019 Schooling in America Survey


Public Opinion on School Choice

Many of our survey questions try to get to the heart of what people expect from our K–12 education system. School choice helps families choose schools outside their assigned district, even private schools and customized learning plans. It’s often seen as controversial and has been used as a political pawn, but what does the public really think about it? This infographic will tell you.



The Generations on School Choice

No matter which social media platform you use, there’s content there geared to ignite a fight among the generations. The good news: There seems to be a lot of common ground on K–12 education issues for Gen X and Millennials, those most likely to have school-age children now, as well as Gen Z, most of whom are still in school themselves.


Infographic showing results from our 2019 Schooling in America Survey


For the full report, questionnaire and toplines from the 2019 Schooling in America poll, visit edchoice.org/SIA2019.