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ERIC Number: ED574538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
Parental Perceptions of Charter Schools: Evidence from Two Nationally Representative Surveys of U.S. Parents. Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Papers Series. PEPG 17-01
Barrows, Samuel; Cheng, Albert; Peterson, Paul E.; West, Martin R.
Program on Education Policy and Governance
This first report of charter school parents' perceptions based on nationally representative samples finds that charter parents, as compared with parents from district schools, are less likely to see serious problems at their children's school, report more extensive communications with the school, and are more satisfied with most aspects of the school. Charter parents are less satisfied than private-school parents, but report more communications with the school. The variation of parental perceptions within the private sector is less than in other sectors. Results are obtained from The Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of 2012, administered by the National Center of Education Statistics, and the 2016 "Education Next" Survey, designed by the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance. The following are appended: (1) Survey Items; (2) Ordered Logistic Regression Models; and (3) Leik's D Analysis.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Program on Education Policy and Governance
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