School Choice Attitudes, Policies, and Advice from Leaders

The NewDEAL has released a report that provides data and facts to push back against conservative efforts to steer public funds to subsidize private school tuition. From polling to best practices, this report provides support for policymakers fighting for real school choice, including traditional and public charter schools. Experts emphasize the importance of engaging in the discussion, forming coalitions with unlikely partners, cutting through the noise of unproductive cultural war debates, and prioritizing the real needs of teachers, families, and students.

The report’s findings stem from a recent virtual convening that brought together NewDEAL leaders from across the country, including NewDEALers Georgia State Representative Phil Olaleye and New Hampshire House Minority Leader Matt Wilhelm, along with experts from Democrats for Education Reform (DFER).