New Statewide Poll Shows Support for Educational Choice Programs in Alabama

Tax Credit Scholarship Program Supported by 2:1 Margin

MONTGOMERY (Dec. 17, 2014) – Today the Alabama Federation for Children, in conjunction with the Black Alliance for Educational Options, released the results of a statewide poll that shows robust support for educational choice programs in Alabama.

“These poll results confirm what we learned during this year’s election cycle – Alabama voters not only support choice in education, but want to see even more options for their children,” said Ryan Cantrell, State Director for the Alabama Federation for Children.

The survey of likely general election voters in Alabama, conducted by McLaughlin and Associates, revealed 65% support the concept of school choice, 67% support the tax credit scholarship program created by the Alabama Accountability Act and 58% support expanding the program so additional students can participate. Additionally, 58% agree that all children should have access to these programs, regardless of the school district to which they are assigned.

“During the last election cycle, the Alabama Education Association spent tens of millions of dollars demonizing the programs created by the Alabama Accountability Act,” Cantrell said. “But voters know better and understand how important it is to have a choice when it comes to the education of their children.”

More results from the survey can be found here: http://bit.ly/1xriv3p.

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The Alabama Federation for Children is the state-based affiliate of the American Federation for Children.

The American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.