Choosing Schools, Building Communities? The Effect of Schools of Choice on Parental Involvement

Abstract

Proponents of school choice argue that schools of choice build stronger parent communities. Using data from the National Household Education Surveys Program, a nationally-representitive cross-section of U.S. households, I examine the empirical evidence for this claim. To account for the difficulties in identifying causal effects in cross-sectional observational data, I estimate a model that includes the parent’s unobserved propensity to both participate in school activities and to choose a public or private school other than their geographically assigned public school.

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@inproceedings{Buckley2007ChoosingSB, title={Choosing Schools, Building Communities? The Effect of Schools of Choice on Parental Involvement}, author={Jack C. Buckley}, year={2007} }