STUDY OF PARENT PERCEPTIONS TOWARD STUDENTS OF POVERTY IN AN AFFLUENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE
Student enrollment decisions parents make for their children encompass multiple factors and processes, founded on their beliefs and values. Some parents base enrollment decisions for their children on perceptions, not necessarily facts. A review of literature on school choice and perceptions toward students of poverty show that bias and stereotypes interfere with objective decision making for students. However, a gap exists in the research of school choice, perceptions of poverty, and school districts of affluence converging on the decision making process for student enrollment. This ...
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