We're taking a Fall 2018 public schools temperature check! Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education (RYH) wants to hear from you about what is happening at your children's schools. We'd also like to know what you think are the main priorities for improving public education in Chicago and Illinois. Individual responses will be kept confidential. Only aggregate findings (for example: X% of parents surveyed believe ...) may be made public. Thank you. 
This survey is 20 questions. It should take about 10 minutes.
First, a few questions about you and your family ...

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* 1. I am a ...

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* 2. What is your home zip code?

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* 3. Our family is …

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* 4. My child(ren) are presently in ..

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* 5. My child(ren) attend the following schools:

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* 6. Are you involved in any parent groups at any of your children's schools (e.g., LSC, PTA/PTO, BAC, PAC, Friends of...)?

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* 7. Do you believe that any of the schools your children attend are good at welcoming or engaging parents/caregivers? 

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* 8. What could schools do to be more engaging or welcoming to parents/caregivers? 

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* 9. What factors do you care about when choosing a school?

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Culturally relevant curriculum
Programs for parents
Standardized test scores
Course offerings
CPS' level rating or SQRP rating of the school
Special Education services
Language offerings
Wrap-around services
Location
Quality of teachers
Safety
Ethnic diversity of students
Disciplinary policies
Dual language instruction
Class size
School culture
After-school offerings
Other

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* 10. CPS rates schools by levels. (Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, or Level 3.) How important is the CPS level rating in choosing where to enroll your children?

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* 11. How important would you rank the following issues (1 = Most Important; 10 = Least Important):

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* 12. The next question examines racial equity -- how education policies, resource allocations, social and economic conditions, and outcomes affect different racial and ethnic groups.

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How well do you believe CPS address racial equity overall?
How well does your school address racial equity?

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* 13. How comfortable are you about discussing racial equity at your school?

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* 14. Does your school address issues of racial equity?

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* 15. What could your school do to address racial equity?

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