With schools closed, school-choice support surges

With several large Oklahoma schools remaining closed for in-person instruction, parental opposition to school closures has become more vocal as parents sign petitions and hold protests.

A new national poll indicates Oklahoma parents are not alone as support for school-choice policies has surged nationwide amidst school shutdowns.

The American Federation for Children, which advocates for the adoption of increased school choice for families, announced that a RealClear Opinion Research survey of 2,020 registered voters, conducted from August 19 to 21, shows supermajorities now support policies and programs that allow parents to choose from a wide array of schools. Support was broad across all parties and age groups with no significant divide between urban, suburban, and rural voters.

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