With the new academic year approaching, recent polling nationwide indicates a remarkable surge in families considering non-traditional public district schools for their children’s education.
Across both the nation and Missouri, strong majorities express support for school choice programs like charter schools, ESAs, and virtual learning. The latest data reveals a significant increase in families actively opting for these alternative educational options for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.
To delve into the fascinating insights behind these trends, we are thrilled to present a special “Lunch and Learn” Facebook Live event on August 8, featuring Mike McShane, the Director of National Research at EdChoice, and an expert on education policy.
Join us to discover the current level of support for school choice, where parents are choosing to enroll their children this fall, and the motivations driving their decisions. With a background as a former Missourian, McShane will provide invaluable analysis on how the national data specifically impacts Missouri families and policymakers, while shedding light on the flourishing homeschooling movement.
Mike McShane’s contributions to education policy are extensive, including authoring multiple books such as “Hybrid Homeschooling: A Guide to the Future of Education.” His opinions are sought-after, as evident from his regular contributions to Forbes and his features in esteemed media outlets like USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, McShane’s academic work, published in renowned education journals, highlights his dedication to advancing educational practices through rigorous research and scholarly endeavors.