73. What is the Role of Parent Choice in School Quality?

What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous

Oct 26 2022 • 20 mins

According to a survey of public school parents conducted by Stride, Inc., nearly half of parents across the nation would prefer to send their child(ren) to a private school, and 54% express some concern about the quality of education their children receive in public school.

What should define school quality? Test scores? Graduation rates? What about parents’ satisfaction? How does parental involvement affect the education system as a whole? In what ways can it help improve schools and learning outcomes? When is it counterproductive? What rights SHOULD parents have when it comes to public education?

Jay Greene of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy joins Kevin to discuss the movement in school choice and the role parents play in the process.