El⁠i⁠⁠t⁠e 1% Ou⁠t⁠ of Touch W⁠i⁠⁠t⁠h Vo⁠t⁠ers Who Wan⁠t⁠ To Choose The⁠i⁠r Ch⁠i⁠ld’s Educa⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on

February 23, 2024

Kayla Maloney

CALN Project Manager

A study published by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, titled Them vs. U.S.: The Two Americas and How the Nation’s Elite Is Out of Touch with Average Americans, has revealed that an overwhelming majority of the Elite 1% and Ivy Leage graduates would prefer to vote for a candidate who says that teachers or “other educational professionals” should decide what children are taught.  

The 67 percent of the Elite who believe that parents should not have the power to decide what their children are taught are, as the study’s title suggests, out of touch with the general public. Only 38 percent of average voters believe that teachers and educational professionals should decide what their children are taught. 

It is significant that only 38 percent of voters believe that the power does not belong to parents, considering the fact that party divisions are closer to 50 percent. This suggests that a desire for student success, at least for some, is not contingent on political party.