KidsOhio.org study: Many Weinland Park parents research schools; find better academics in other district schools

Many parents of Columbus elementary school children in the low-income Weinland Park neighborhood research schools and send their children to district schools with better performance records. Yet, low-income, modestly-educated single parents in the same area are more likely to enroll their child in their assigned neighborhood school even when it performs poorly. Families that stayed at an assigned school are less satisfied with their child’s school than those who conducted their own research and moved their child. These findings were included in a new study by KidsOhio.org. Click the following links to learn more.

Click here for a summary of the findings.
Click here for the polling questions and the 1,585 verbatim comments from parents.
Click here for a PowerPoint presentation explaining the findings.
Click here for the press release.