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Note to Rhode Island Officials: Expanding "Achievement First" Charters Will Not Help Providence Public Schools; y Doame

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"Achievement First is a national charter chain known for high test scores, high suspension rates, and high teacher turnover.Rhode Island Officials—Governor Gina Raimondo and State Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green—are looking at the expansion of the no-excuses Achievement First Charter chain as part of the “solution” to the low-scoring Providence public school district. Learn more about this charter chain, read this 2017 Yale study  that suggests that AF’s strict discipline “may harm student development and says that its schools are highly segregated & get remarkably high test scores, but do so with a heavily white teaching staff strictly disciplining Black and Hispanic students, and with unusually high teacher turnover. The study is titled, “Achievement First, Children Second?” and suggests that AF’s strict discipline “may harm student development."

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