Last week, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a new survey, “What Teens Want from their Schools: A National Survey of High School Engagement,” which reinforces the growing belief that our nation’s one-size-fits-all education system does not work for every student in the classroom. The American Federation for Children Growth Fund proudly supported the research and development of this compelling report. Among the report’s findings:
- Public district school students are the least satisfied with their school overall (35 percent), and private religious school students are most satisfied with their school (69 percent).
- Public district students are least likely to say their school is the one their parents want them to go to (57 percent). Students in charters (73 percent), magnet (69 percent), private non-religious (74 percent) and private religious schools (81 percent) are more likely to say it’s the school their parents want them to go to.
- When given a choice of any nearby school, private school students are more likely to choose their current school (91 percent for non-religious, and 87 percent for religious); public district students were less likely (73 percent).
Click here to read the full report.
Have a great weekend! – Paul
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