Voters know that a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work, and they support choices in the public-school system to make sure every child—no matter their background—has the chance to get a great public education at a school that puts their unique needs first.
Voters back proposals to maintain and expand public-school choice while strengthening accountability to make sure charter schools are working for students. Eighty-one percent of voters, including 81 percent of Democratic primary voters and 89 percent of Black Democratic primary voters, support a proposal to “Expand access to more choices and options within the public-school system, including magnet schools, career academies, and public charter schools.”
The reasons that parents choose charter schools for their children are just as unique as the students themselves. They choose charter schools because of the strong, dedicated teachers, because the school's focus matches their child’s needs, or simply because their child was struggling in their assigned public school and needed to try something new. Charter schools provide families with options in public education, allowing parents to take a more active role in their child’s education.