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School Sector and Satisfaction: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample

Access to private schools and public charter schools might improve parent and student satisfaction through competitive pressures and improved matches between educators and students. Using a nationally representative sample of 13,436 students in the United States in 2016, I find that public charter schools and private schools outperform traditional public schools on six measures of parent and student satisfaction. Respondents with children in private schools also tend to report higher levels of satisfaction than respondents with children in public charter schools. The results are robust to various analytic techniques and specifications.

Keywords
private schooling; charter schools; school choice; school satisfaction; economics of education
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Document Object Identifier (DOI)
10.26300/hk8p-te08

EdWorkingPaper suggested citation:

DeAngelis, Corey A.. (). School Sector and Satisfaction: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample. (EdWorkingPaper: -147). Retrieved from Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/hk8p-te08

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