ERIC Number: ED467040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Making the Grade: Comparing DC Charter Schools to Other DC Public Schools.
Schneider, Mark; Buckley, Jack
This study used data from a recent telephone survey of Washington, D.C. parents to evaluate the success of the Districts large and growing charter school program. Results for 384 parents show that parents with children in charter schools rate their teachers, principals, facilities, and schools overall higher than their traditional public school counterparts in quality of facilities and teachers, and overall. This finding is robust even when controlling for self-selection into charter schools. While the act of choice by itself may contribute to higher parental evaluations of charter schools, the evidence points to a foundation for these higher evaluations in addition to the fact of having chosen the school. (Contains 3 tables and 31 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Public Schools, School Choice, Telephone Surveys
For full text: http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Stu/sbuckley/schbuck2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia