By Jamie Self
Increasingly, Georgia voters express support for public charter schools. The more voters learn about what charter schools are and how they operate, the greater the support, regardless of the voters’ political party affiliation, race, gender, or age.
In less than three years, public support for charter schools has increased almost ten percentage points, from 57% support in early 2012 to 66% in late 2014.
This rapid growth in support can be attributed, in part, to an unanticipated, highly visible campaign public charter schools were forced into in 2012. This resulted in a voting public much more aware and educated about public charter schools, ultimately increasing the number of voters expressing support for charter schools across all key demographics.
Read the complete Impact Paper here: Trends in Attitudes