August 19, 2008 4:49PM

Even Public School Teachers Support Education Tax Credits!

Neal McCluskey has some serious and valid complaints about the way the recent Education Next/​Harvard PEPG survey asks about support for No Child Left Behind. But the survey also has some good questions about school choice and some great news about education tax credits.

I noted last year that their 2007 survey found 53 percent of current and former public school employees support education tax credits and only 25 percent oppose them.

This year, they report that a plurality, 46 percent of public school teachers, support education tax credits and just 41 percent oppose them. As for the general public, 54 percent support tax credits and only 28 percent oppose them.

More public school teachers support education tax credits than oppose them. That’s an amazing little fun‐​fact.

Pick a category – rich, poor, old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Democrat, Republican, or even public school employees – they all support education tax credits. And credits stand to save states billions of dollars.

Now that’s a winning issue for any politician.