BY COLYN RITTER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 12/14/22
One way of reading the 2022 midterm elections—which resulted in narrow majorities in a divided Congress—is that our divided electorate actually bunches toward the middle. Ticket-splitters abounded in swing states across the country, revealing a thirst for common ground.
Educational choice emerged this year as one common-ground issue where the election results are catching up to the polling.
Simply put, school choice has support from a silent majority of Americans. Our polling at EdChoice consistently shows school choice is popular with rural and urban communities, among every ethnic and racial group and by both teachers and parents. It resonates strongly across different generations and education levels. And, critically, for electoral politics, school choice has bipartisan support.
Voters desperately want to coalesce around areas of agreement, and school choice checks all the boxes.
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