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Carol Burris: Federal Analysis Finds No Difference in Performance Between Charter Schools and Public Schools

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'The report on school choice by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) documented –the performance of students who attend charter schools is no better than the academic performance of those who attend true public schools... using regression analysis to control for the influence of parental education level on student achievement on the NAEP. This is important because it contradicts those who claim that charters do a better job at educating disadvantaged students, & that the equal academic performance between the two sectors is because public schools educate a more privileged population. The charter school sector can produce as many biased studies not subject to peer review as they like, but studies from objective sources consistently produce the same results–charters, despite their creaming of students and “freedom” do no better than true public schools.

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