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Policymakers often seek an academic focus for after-school programs, but parents cite other benefits.
Reasons for After-School Programs
Other than safety, which do you think is the best reason for children to be involved in organized activities and programs when they are not in school?
Likelihood of Supporting an Academic Focus in After-School Programs
% of parents who say:
Satisfaction With Price and Quality of After-School Programs
% of parents who say it is “very easy” or “somewhat easy” to find:
SOURCE: Public Agenda, 2004
A version of this article appeared in the November 24, 2004 edition of Education Week as Exploring Parents’ Views