Trump and his education secretary tout charter schools, and William J. Mathis who is currently managing director of National Education Policy Center Fake News cites that Florida charter schools show higher achievement than traditional public schools in 84% of the cases. This would be an impressive statistic if it were a true reflection of charter school performance! But it’s not. In other words, traditional public schools in Florida are serving more students with greater educational needs. Research tells us that socio-economic circumstances are the strongest predictor of test score performance. Thus the report may be measuring student demographics more than comparative school effectiveness. Find out how Using the wrong numbers – Proficiency levels – hides valuable information.' Learn the scam!