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Study: Transit Not Enough to Ensure Access to Choice #Schools

Study: Transit Not Enough to Ensure Access to Choice #Schools

The Center for Reinventing Public Education published its latest research on the relationship between school choice and transportation, which can be non-existent at worst or patch-worked at best for low-income students. "Can Public Transportation Improve Students’ Access to Denver’s Best Schools of Choice?" cites a 2014 CPRE survey that showcased a quarter of parents challenged by getting their children to and from school while living in “high-choice” cities. Authors Betheny Gross and Patrick Denice cite another recent survey by HopSkipDrive, a car shuttle service for children. Survey shows 43 percent of parents said they spend more than five hours a week driving their kids to and from school. Meanwhile, 40 percent said that driving their kids interferes with their work schedule, at least weekly. Their study specifically looked at Denver Public Schools, where 80 percent of...

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