More Lessons About Charter Schools - NYTimes.comQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|"Despite a growing number of studies showing that charter schools are generally no better -- and often are worse -- than their traditional counterparts, the state and local agencies and organizations that grant the charters have been increasingly hesitant to shut down schools, even those that continue to perform abysmally for years on end. If the movement is to maintain its credibility, the charter authorizers must shut down failed schools quickly and limit new charters to the most credible applicants, including operators who have a demonstrated record of success... "continuing analysis from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, which tracks student performance in 25 states, In its 2009 large-scale study showed that only 17 percent of charter schools provided a better education than traditional schools, and 37 percent offered children a worse education"|
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