A Place for Us? Latino Parent and Student Satisfaction in a Cyber School
Educational Research Quarterly Volume 41, Number 1, ISSN 0196-5042
Research indicates that traditional public schools are less effective in serving Latino students. Yet Latino students, but not their parents, exhibit greater school satisfaction than do their counterparts. The purpose of this study was to examine Latino student and parent satisfaction with their cyber school and prior traditional public school using results from surveys of students (53.7% response; n = 269) and parents (n = 232; response = 48.7%). ANOVA indicate that Latino parents rated their cyber school and prior traditional public schools more positively than other parents. Latino students rated the cyber school but not their prior traditional public schools more positively. We discuss implications and directions for further research.
Beck, D., Maranto, R. & Tuchman, S. (2017). A Place for Us? Latino Parent and Student Satisfaction in a Cyber School. Educational Research Quarterly, 41(1), 63-83.