DC Voters Love School Choice

Conn Carroll /

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice released a new poll finding:

More than seven out of ten registered voters in the District of Columbia support the federally funded DC Opportunity Scholarship program, which provides tuition scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools… Seventy-four percent say they either “strongly favor” or “somewhat favor” the scholarship program and a majority (56 percent) support expanding the program to provide scholarships to all children who have applied.

The results also indicate that 68 percent oppose ending the program. Congress earlier this year cut funding to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program and the U.S. Department of Education has closed the program to new applicants, and rescinded scholarships awarded to 216 families for the upcoming school year. (more…)