Education Report Roundup

Parent Involvement

By Linda Jacobson — February 06, 2007 1 min read

Parent participation in school activities—such as parent meetings, volunteering, and fundraising—is greater in public schools of choice than in other types of schools, a paper suggests.

Using data from the National Household Education Survey, Jack Buckley, a researcher at the National Center for Education Statistics, compared the level of parent involvement in four types of schools: assigned public, chosen public, nonreligious private, and religious private. Parent participation was the lowest at private religious schools.

“Choosing Schools, Building Communities? The Effect of Schools of Choice on Parental Involvement” is posted by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education.

A version of this article appeared in the February 07, 2007 edition of Education Week