Liberal politicians quick to attack the Milwaukee Parental School Choice program might want to check out the result of a recent survey.
Conducted by the Remington Research Group, the survey of likely Democratic primary voters in Milwaukee found that a majority do not oppose school choice.
According to the survey, 51 percent of voters said they either support the voucher program or are unsure. Even in this small segment of hyper-partisan voters, there is not a majority opposition to the voucher program.
“Democratic candidates should not ignore or run away from the fact that their constituents support school choice,” said Justin Moralez, Wisconsin Federation for Children state director. “A strong, growing segment support school choice.”
Among historically marginalized groups, support for school choice is even higher. Among black primary voters surveyed, 52 percent responded that they support the voucher program.
This high support reflects the number of minority students who are beneficiaries of the choice program. State data show that, in predominantly African American school areas, 51 percent attend choice or charter schools.
A recent Marquette Law School Poll finds 46 percent of registered voters support expanding the number of students receiving vouchers to attend private schools, while 44 percent oppose increasing funding.
In 2019, the Law School Poll found 46 percent of respondents opposed Gov. Tony Evers’ plans to freeze the number of students in parental choice schools , with 41 percent in favor.
“When politicians state that they want to limit or eliminate the voucher program, they are really hurting these historically marginalized students,” Moralez said.
For more information about the Remington Research Group survey, click here.