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Shuls, James V. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Enrollment in school choice programs is growing, so is overall support for school choice. Many have analyzed what demographic characteristics impact attitudes towards school choice. This article adds to the literature by exploring the interaction between personal decisions regarding school choice and broader support for school choice programs.…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
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Hamlin, Daniel – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Providing improved educational options for low-income African American families has been one of the primary objectives of the charter school movement. However, among demographically similar families, school choosers may possess subtle advantages compared to nonchoosers, leading to biased estimates of charter school performance in nonexperimental…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, School Choice, Charter Schools, Semi Structured Interviews
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Siah, Poh Chua; Christina Ong, Sook Beng; Tan, Swee Mee; Sim, Chzia Poaw; Xian Thoo, Raphael Yi – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Aiming to explore factors affecting Malaysian Chinese parents in sending their children to either national secondary schools or Chinese independent schools, 494 parents were surveyed using a questionnaire. Results showed that parents who sent their children to Chinese independent schools have different priorities compared to those who sent theirs…
Descriptors: School Choice, Foreign Countries, Parents, Private Schools
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Sude, Yujie; DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Since school voucher funds are public, policymakers fiercely debate how those funds should be spent. A goal of many decision-makers is to ensure that every private school option is "high-quality" through program accountability regulations. Private schools, however, decide whether to participate in a private school choice program and…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Educational Vouchers, Decision Making, Public Schools
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Mandic, Sandra; Sandretto, Susan; Hopkins, Debbie; Wilson, Gordon; Moore, Antoni; García Bengoechea, Enrique – Journal of School Choice, 2018
New Zealand legislation removing school zones radically reshaped school choice, resulting in increased school stratification from parental choice frequently driven by social factors such as ethnic makeup of the school community. This article considers school choice through the eyes of 1,465 adolescents from 12 secondary schools in Dunedin (New…
Descriptors: School Choice, Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Homeschooling only has become a choice for many families of gifted children during the last two decades, as the number of gifted families has grown steadily along with the general homeschool population (Lubienski, Puckett, & Brewer, 2013). The current study examines a group of homeschooling mothers of gifted children who publish and maintain…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Academically Gifted, Mothers, Electronic Publishing
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Lueken, Martin F. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This article conducts a fiscal analysis of 10 tax-credit programs in seven states. In total, the 10 programs in the present study represent 90% of all scholarships awarded in tax-credit scholarship programs today. The analysis employs a set of cautious assumptions about switcher rates and students who receive multiple scholarships to generate a…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Scholarships, School Choice, Educational Finance
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Wang, Jia; Herman, Joan L.; Dockterman, Daniel – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Characterized by thematic instructional programs and voluntary enrollment, magnet schools are often the result of a neighborhood schooling effort to increase racial integration and academic achievement. With the continued expansion of magnet schools, it is critical that stakeholders have a comprehensive research synthesis of their potential…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, School Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Literature Reviews
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DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
I employ ordered probit regression and a new instrumental variable to compare the Fall 2015 parental satisfaction survey results of open-enrollment charters to district-conversion charters. Choice status in Arkansas charter schools is largely beneficial to parental satisfaction. Specifically, parents with children in open-enrollment charters had…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Charter Schools
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Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This research explores the school funding system in post-Soviet Georgia. The research aimed to answer the following research questions: (1) Does the voucher system promote cost effectiveness, and does increased funding improve the academic achievements of schools?; (2) To what extent does the school voucher funding system promote freedom of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance, Cost Effectiveness
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Flanders, William D. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Both sides of the debate on school choice point to the failure of schools in choice programs as evidence for their position. To opponents of choice, school failures point to the lack of accountability of the voucher sector, and the need for greater governmental control. To choice supporters, failures represent the marketplace working, as…
Descriptors: School Choice, Free Enterprise System, School Effectiveness, Urban Schools
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Reid, David B. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Over the past decade U.S. policymakers, practitioners, and researchers have sought to examine if changing teacher evaluation policies and systems have resulted in changes in identifying quality teachers and/or increased student achievement. This research generally shows most states have experienced little change in how teachers are rated.…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Development, Teacher Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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Sikkink, David; Schwarz, Jonathan D. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This article investigates whether parents in the United States and Canada send their children to schools that are similar to the schools they attended. Intergenerational continuity in the type of high school attended may be generated by social status or religious socialization concerns, or simply through familiarity, identity, and network ties…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Enrollment, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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Watson, Angela R. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Homeschooling in America enjoyed significant and dependable growth for decades. However, federal estimates of homeschool participation failed to show statistically significant growth for the first time in 2012. Many dismissed this as measurement error and awaited the next round of federal estimates. In the fall of 2017 those estimates were…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, School Choice, State Departments of Education, Documentation
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Shakeel, M. Danish; DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
A safe school environment is essential for effective learning and the inculcation of civic values. The article presents a comparative analysis of school climate and safety in private and public schools using nationally representative data from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) 2011-2012. Ordinal logistic regressions are used to study…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Environment, Principals, School Safety
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