Charter Schools: Hope or Hype?

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FIGURES
2.1The growth of charter-school enrollment in Washington, D.C.25
2.2Charter-school principals grade their school facilities higher than do DCPS principals.37
2.3But charter-school principals find their schools less adequate in other important dimensions.38
4.1Comparing the charter schools to the DCPS on three dimensions.84
4.2Posterior densities of mixture models.88
5.1A sample page from DCSchoolSearch.com.109
5.2DCSchoolSearch.com attracted frequent Internet users.112
5.3From where did parents and students access DCSchoolSearch.com?113
5.4DCSchoolSearch.com attracted highly educated parents.114
6.1The most important aspect of schools, according to parents (by racial identification).120
6.2The most important aspect of schools, according to parents (by educational attainment).121
6.3The most important aspect of schools, according to parents (by charter enrollment).122
6.4What do parents like about their favorite school?124
6.5What do parents of different educational attainment like about schools?125
6.6What school attributes do parents care about?128
6.7What do parents search for using DCSchoolSearch.com?129
6.8As the search progresses, the percent of black students in the school “visited” decreases.130
7.1Parents tend to overestimate the academic success of their child's school.138
8.1Example of an information board.156
8.2Probability of changing school as a result of DCSchoolSearch.com information.168
9.1In Wave 1, charter-school parents grade their schools higher on every dimension.175
9.2How rose-colored glasses may affect evaluations.192
9.3Charter parents have higher mean thresholds due to demographic differences.199
10.1The dynamics of satisfaction, predictions based on listwise deletion of cases.213

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