What Are Ohio Parents Thinking About?

What Are Ohio Parents Thinking About?

  • Posted by School Choice Ohio
  • On November 14, 2021

Key findings in a recent survey of Ohio parents include:

  • Nearly nine out of 10 Educational Choice Scholarship Program parents (89%) are satisfied with the voucher program, and approximately four out of five Cleveland Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship Program, and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program parents are satisfied with their respective school choice programs.
  • Academics is the most influential factor for Educational Choice Scholarship Program parents when choosing a school, and the percentage saying so was approximately double that of homeschool, community school, and traditional public school parents.
  • Parents give very high ratings to their child’s school across multiple dimensions of school climate. Although their satisfaction levels are lower than private school parents with children not participating in voucher programs, nearly nine out of 10 Educational Choice Scholarship Program parents are satisfied with their child’s school.
  • Educational Choice Scholarship Program and Cleveland Scholarship Program parents are much more likely to participate in community service activities than other parents.
  • Nearly three-fourths of Educational Choice Scholarship Program parents increase home-based parental involvement once their child is participating in the program.
  • Educational Choice Scholarship Program parents are more likely to volunteer at their child’s school than other parents.
  • Most Educational Choice Scholarship Program and Cleveland Scholarship Program parents increase school-based parental involvement once their child is participating in the program.

The full survey results are available below.

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