New Poll Results Show Increasing Support for Education Opportunity Accounts

February 9, 2021

Frankfort, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2021) —  An overwhelming majority, 63 percent, of Kentucky voters support Education Opportunity Accounts, according to a recent statewide poll conducted from Feb. 1 through Feb. 4, 2021.

House Bill 149 will create Education Opportunity Accounts (EOAs), a popular form of educational choice, in Kentucky. EOAs enable parents to have privately donated funds deposited into an account which they can use to pay for technical training, K-12 school tuition, textbooks and virtual school, or special needs therapies from an array of providers, including public and private schools or tutors, and more.

“The coronavirus has interrupted education for students across the Commonwealth, and as a result, more Kentucky families are demanding a choice in their children’s education,” said Majority Whip Chad McCoy, sponsor of House Bill 149. “These new poll numbers reflect what we have been hearing from constituents in our districts for months and only deepens our resolve to bring relief to the families of this state.”

In addition to having majority support across the state, support for EOAs is greater than 50 percent across every demographic, including region, gender, age, race and party registration. Notably, only 25 percent of those polled said they oppose EOAs.

“Programs like Education Opportunity Accounts would be life-changing for my family,” said Desirae Caudill, Madison County resident and mother of two school-age children. “I work very hard, and make many sacrifices, to ensure my children’s educational needs are being met. The financial struggle is worth it but I, like so many families across Kentucky, can only do so much on my own. It’s time for EOAs to be passed and for Kentucky families of every background to get the support they need to help their children succeed.”

EOAs rely solely on private donations from businesses and individuals in exchange for a state income tax credit and would support students from every part of the state.

“With every new poll conducted, support for educational choice increases statewide,” said EdChoice KY President Charles Leis. “The more Kentuckians learn about programs like Education Opportunity Accounts—and the more their children’s own education options are limited, as we have seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—the clearer the case becomes for educational freedom. Kentucky voters overwhelmingly support Education Opportunity Accounts and are trusting their elected representatives to act on this issue.”

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