Charter Schools: Hope or Hype?

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TABLES
2.1Charter School Petitions/Approvals by Year31
3.1Comparing Charter and DCPS Parents54
3.2Status of Panel over Time, by School Sector57
3.3Differences in Sample Characteristics, by Attrition58
3.4Parental Involvement with School59
3.5Parental Involvement with Homework61
3.6Attitudes toward Charter Schools and DCPS63
3A.1aThere Are Few Differences between the Samples Obtained Using Different Techniques69
3A.1bThere Are No Income Differences between Samples Obtained Using Different Techniques70
4.1 D.C.Charter Schools Have More Free/RP Lunch Students, but Fewer Special Education and English Language Learners. Naïve Comparison81
4.2 D.C.Charter Schools Have More Free/RP Lunch Students, but Fewer Special Education and English Language Learners85
4.3Estimated Parameters from Binomial-Mixture Models of Educability Demographic/Programmatic Factors87
4.4Predicting Which Families Remain in the Sample92
4.5There Are Few Differences between Charter Students and Their DCPS Peers93
4.6Students in Charter Schools Do Not Appear to Have Increased Academic Achievement95
5.1What Do Parents Say Is Important in Defining a Good School? 104
6.1Percent Black and Academic-Performance Indicators in the D.C. Public Schools at Time DCSchoolSearch.com Data Were Collected131
6.2The Decrease in Percent Black of Schools Searched Is Significant While There Is No Significant Change in Test Scores132
7.1Charter Parents Make Larger Errors in Reporting the Academic Achievement of Their Schools140
8.1Site Users Were Likely to Be Active Shoppers for Schools160
8.2Search Procedures of Marginal Consumers Are More Compensatory161
8.3Stochastic Simulation Results for Compensatory-Rule Model162
8.4Marginal Consumers Are More Likely to Use a Two-Stage Search163

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