Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.
They find that charter parents, on average, are more satisfied with their children’s schools than are district-school parents but less satisfied than private-school parents.
In this episode of the podcast, Marty West talks with Paul E. Peterson about the studies, which they helped conduct.
The studies, “What Do Parents Think of Their Children’s Schools: EdNext poll compares charter, district, and private schools nationwide,” by Samuel Barrows, Paul E. Peterson, and Martin R. West and “How Satisfied are Parents from Various Backgrounds with Their Children’s Schools? First results from a U.S. Department of Education survey,” by Albert Cheng and Paul E. Peterson will both appear in the Spring 2017 issue of Education Next.
– Education Next