Education Next released their annual survey titled "The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Public thinking on School choice, Common Core, higher ed, and more." The results from some of the questions have caused shock waves throughout the school choice community.
For the first time in their annual survey support for charter schools have dropped below 50% - indeed it didn't just drop, it cratered from 51 percent to 39 percent, a 12 percentage point drop in support.
Vouchers, the other tool that the school privatizers like to deploy, also continues to be highly unpopular among the public - Democrats and Republicans alike.
The majority of the general public does however support increasing funding for public schools, by a very wide margin
The only thing more popular than the desire to better fund our schools, is for the educators who work in them!