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ERIC Number: EJ782426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Making the Grade: Comparing DC Charter Schools to Other DC Public Schools
Schneider, Mark; Buckley, Jack
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v25 n2 p203-215 2003
Across the United States, charter schools have become one of the most frequently used means of increasing choice among educational alternatives. In this article we use data from a recent telephone survey of Washington D.C. parents to evaluate the success of the District's large and growing charter school program. We find that parents with children in charter schools rate their teachers, principals, facilities and schools higher than their traditional public counterparts. This finding is robust even when controlling for self-selection into charter schools. Based on these empirical results, we argue that the greater satisfaction with charter schools reflected in these differences in grades is not simply the result of the act of choosing. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia