A poll by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice shows more than half of Texas voters favor increasing access to private schools.
According to the "Texas K-12 and School Choice Survey", 66 percent of Texas voters support school vouchers, which would allow parents to use their children's public education funds for private school tuition. The support is strongest among Hispanics, with 80 percent in favor.
"The interesting thing is, the Hispanic voters, the African American voters, when you break it down by demographics and by income, they're very supportive of both charter schools and school choice and tax credits," Friedman Foundation CEO Robert Enlow said. "What's even more interesting is when you ask them the question, 'Should these programs be limited based on income?', it's the people in poverty that say it shouldn't be limited to income."
As for the quality of education in K-12, 55 percent of voters said it's on the wrong track, with 33 percent who said they feel it's moving in the right direction.