Families' Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona

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  • Source:
    EdChoice. 36 pp.
  • Publication Date:
    2019
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED595049
      EdChoice. 111 Monument Circle Suite 2650, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Tel: 317-681-0745; e-mail: info@edchoice.org; Web site: http://www.edchoice.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Arizona is arguably the nation's most innovative state for educational choice. It has a thriving charter school sector that serves 16 percent of the state's students in 556 charter schools. The state has also launched several groundbreaking programs for families to attend private schools. In 1997, Arizona passed the nation's first tax-credit scholarship (TCS) program, and the state's four TCS programs awarded 73,566 scholarships in 2015-16 for attendance at private schools to students with special needs, students in foster care, students from low-income families, and other highly vulnerable student populations. In 2011, Arizona became the first state to enact an education savings account (ESA) program. Referred to as Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, the program currently provides up to 90 percent of a child's state-level per-pupil funding allotment to more than 6,000 families for private school tuition, online learning, educational therapy, tutoring, fees at postsecondary institutions, and other individual educational needs. In this report, the authors seek to broaden understanding of Arizona's school choice programs by analyzing a large survey of 3,577 parents with children in K-12 schools throughout the state. Their analyses compare rates of parental involvement at home and at school as well as parent perceptions of school safety, relationships, discipline, and the overall quality of the learning environment across the following five groups of parents: (1) traditional public school parents; (2) charter school parents; (3) current private school parents using an ESA; (4) current private school parents using a TCS; and (5) private school parents who do not use ESA or TCS programs (i.e. non-program).
    • Abstract:
      ERIC
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      36
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      ED595049
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CATT, A. D.; CHENG, A.; EDCHOICE. Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in ArizonaEdChoice. [s. l.]: EdChoice, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Catt AD, Cheng A, EdChoice. Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona. EdChoice; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Catt, A. D., Cheng, A., & EdChoice. (2019). Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona. EdChoice. EdChoice. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Catt, Andrew D., Albert Cheng, and EdChoice. 2019. “Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona.” EdChoice. EdChoice. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Catt, A. D., Cheng, A. and EdChoice (2019) Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona, EdChoice. EdChoice. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Catt, AD, Cheng, A & EdChoice 2019, Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona, EdChoice, 1 May, EdChoice, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Catt, Andrew D., et al. “Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona.” EdChoice, EdChoice, 1 May 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Catt, Andrew D., Albert Cheng, and EdChoice. “Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona.” EdChoice. EdChoice, May 1, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Catt AD, Cheng A, EdChoice. Families’ Experiences on the New Frontier of Educational Choice: Findings from a Survey of K-12 Parents in Arizona [Internet]. EdChoice. EdChoice; 2019 May [cited 2019 Dec 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED595049&custid=s8280428