ERIC Number: ED458931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Afterschool Alert: Poll Report No.3. A Report of Findings from a June 2000 Poll of Registered Voters.
Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC.
This report summarizes key findings from a 2000 nationwide poll regarding support and demand for after-school programs. Participating in the poll were 800 adults over age 18 who are registered to vote. The findings included the following: (1) 92 percent of respondents agreed that there should be an organized activity/place for children and teens after school every day; (2) even parents who are home when children return from school overwhelmingly (91 percent) agreed that there should be organized activities after school; (3) over 80 percent believed that after-school programs are a necessity; (4) a majority believed there is a lack of availability of after-school programs; (5) two-thirds say children would be better off taking part in a comprehensive after-school program than going home after school; (6) voters say the most important results of after-school programs are: helping working families, providing opportunities to learn and master new skills, and improving academic achievement; (7) a large majority want government to set aside funding for such programs; and (8) 62 percent are willing to pay $100 more per year in state taxes to pay for after-school programs. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, After School Programs, Children, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Latchkey Children, National Surveys, Public Opinion, Public Support
For full text: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org; or http://www.mott.org/21stcentury.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; J.C. Penney Co., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC.