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Special Report on Summer

A large nationwide survey finds high demand for summer learning programs among parents.
May 2010
A classroom full of students sitting at their desk cutting pieces of paper for a class project
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  • Afterschool Alliance
Page Count 24 pages


Only 25 percent of school-age children in the United States take part in summer learning programs – a fraction of the demand. That’s according to this Wallace-supported analysis of a 2009 survey of 30,000 U.S. households. The report also finds that 82 percent of American parents support public funding of summer learning programs for disadvantaged children.

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