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Foleno, Anthony

Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 82 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Anthony Foleno
Great expectations : how the public and parents - White, African American and Hispanic -- view higher education by John Immerwahr( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to refute the claim that minority group parents do not value higher education as highly as other parents, this study surveyed 1,015 adults in the general public, as well as Hispanic (n=202), African American (n=202), and white (n=201) parents of high school students. Opinions centered around the following: (1) higher education is generally perceived as extremely important, especially to parents of high school students, and African American and Hispanic parents give education a higher priority than do white parents; (2) the process of earning a degree is inherently valuable and is not merely a symbolic, largely meaningless exercise; (3) the public tends to emphasize the individual responsibility of college students in areas such as remediation and financial matters, but feels that schools should assist students who are legitimately having difficulties; (4) paying for college is difficult, especially for the poor, but most people believe that anyone who really wants a college education can get one; and (5) although a majority of respondents believe higher education is delivering a valuable service, they are largely unfamiliar with details of higher education administration and financing often debated by the nation's leaders. Appended are data tables of survey results and information on the methodology. (Contains 11 endnotes.) (RAB)
On thin ice : how advocates and opponents could misread the public's views on vouchers and charter schools : a report from Public Agenda by Steve Farkas( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necessary compromises : how parents, employers and children's advocates view child care today by Steve Farkas( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing attitudes, economics, and social norms have transformed how children are cared for. This nationwide survey examined views of parents, nonparental adults, employers, and children's advocates regarding child care and some of the policy debates these changes have spawned. Data collection methods included telephone surveys of 815 parents of children 5 years or under, interviews with 444 parents of children 6 to 17 and 214 nonparental adults, and mail surveys of 218 employers and 216 children's advocates. Major findings indicated that most parents of young children say they should bear primary child care responsibility. Seventy percent of parents believe that having a full-time parent at home is the best way to provide care for children under 5 years, with nearly half having made arrangements to do so. Parents generally regard day care centers with substantial distrust and often consider them as the option of last resort. Most parents indicated that day care should be improved rather than abandoned. The majority of parents using day care were pleased with their arrangement. Parents were primarily interested in tax policies that would make it more affordable for them to have a parent at home full-time during children's earliest years. Fewer than half the parents thought their employer was doing as much as could be expected about child care. Most employers were sympathetic but found it difficult to offer child care benefits. Child advocates believed that high-quality day care centers could be designed to provide care equivalent to that of parents. (Supportive data tables, endnotes, and a description of the methodology conclude this report.) (KB)
On Thin Ice: How Advocates and Opponents Could Misread the Public's Views on Vouchers and Charter Schools by Steve Farkas( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study explored public opinion with regard to educational vouchers and charter schools. It summarizes findings from an in-depth national survey conducted in 1999 of 1,200 members of the public, including 394 parents of school-age children. The study also examined parents' attitudes in several areas where vouchers and charter schools are now operating. The views of 833 community leaders were also determined. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Finding One: Some Catching Up To Do"; (3) "Finding Two: No Eureka, No Alarm"; (4) "Finding Three: First Impressions"; (5) "Finding Four: Charter Schools--So Far, So Good"; (6) "Finding Five: Will Parents Shop Around?"; (7) "Finding Six: No Gold Stars for the Status Quo"; (8) "An Afterword by Deborah Wadsworth." An attachment describes the survey methodology, and an appendix lists the experts interviewed. (Contains 5 tables and 19 endnotes.) (Sld)
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