About 80 percent of parents reported that they support the ability to choose a public school, regardless of where they live, in a national poll conducted by a charter school advocacy group .

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the results of its survey of 1,003 parents about their attitudes toward school choice and charter schools. The support for school choice was higher among African American, Latino and low-income parents, the poll states.

“This survey confirms to us the importance of all parents being able to choose the public school that best meets their children’s needs,” said Nina Rees, the alliance’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “We are listening to parents and will continue to fight so that all families have the option to send their child to a high-quality public school.”

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