Studies: Charter school parents satisfied with children’s education

youth enjoy conversation during conferenceRALEIGH — Public charter school parents are more satisfied with their children’s education than are traditional public district-school parents, according to two new studies from Education Next, a journal from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Private school parents outrank both other categories as the most satisfied of all test groups, the studies also showed.
“Although parental perceptions cannot necessarily be interpreted as identifying in-school realities, they do suggest that parental demand for charters and private schools is likely to grow,” said Martin R. West, editor-in-chief of Education Next.
The studies examined two separate polls. The first conducted by Education Next canvassed a national sample of 1,519 parents with K-12 children. The second study was headed by the U.S. Department of Education, and surveyed more than 17,000 households nationwide with children in public charter, private, assigned district, and chosen district schools.
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