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ERIC Number: ED508336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Fork in the Road. Where Does the District Go in K-12 Education?
DiPerna, Paul; Lips, Dan
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
The purpose of this project is fourfold: to report on the levels of approval for key policy leaders, awareness about certain reforms and policies, and support for various policies and public proposals; to identify large gaps between positive and negative feelings toward leaders and policies; while recognizing limitations, to compare these levels and gaps across demographic subgroups and topics; and, finally, to present context and perspective, extending from the views of the District of Columbia's voters. The authors' overarching goal is to provide nonpartisan, representative, data-driven snapshots of public opinion. This report is presented in four sections. The first section is a description of the survey's methodology and summary of response statistics. The authors call the second section "Survey Snapshots," this is the main body of the report. To be as user-friendly as possible, they generally present a given question and its results on a page-by-page basis. The third section lays out the topline data and questionnaire, essentially allowing the reader to follow the actual interview to see the results for the total sample of registered voters. The fourth section is similar to an appendix, and presents the technical call dispositions for landline and cell phone interviews. Their survey topics span the approval/disapproval of Mayor Adrian Fenty, D.C. Council, and Chancellor Michelle Rhee; ratings and impressions of the D.C. Public School system; public spending on education; preferences for specific types of schools; views about D.C. Opportunity Scholarships and proposals to install new incentives for D.C. teachers. (Contains 18 notes.) [This public report was released jointly by Alliance for School Choice, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), D.C. Children First, D.C. School Reform Now, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), Greater Washington Urban League, The Center for Education Reform, and The Heritage Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia