What We’re Reading: Choice has grown exponentially

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As the 2022­–23 school year draws nearer, we’re seeing a flood of articles across the U.S. media supporting school choice.

Some articles focus on the new or enhanced programs in Arizona, Tennessee and elsewhere as the choice universe has grown exponentially. In 2021, 19 states enacted 32 new or expanded choice policies.

Other articles point out that the pandemic and some public schools’ reactions to it have pulled many parents toward choice. The pandemic also exposed curriculum and content that some parents found objectionable or a waste of time.

A scan of the media also shows that polling is looking good for choice. A recent poll from the American Federation for Children and Beck Research showed strong support from K-12 parents, Latinos, and African Americans.

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