“If this study shows anything,
it shows that we’ve got a two-to-one margin
of bad charters to good charters.
That’s a red flag.”
---Margaret E. Raymond, lead author.
This from Ed Week:
A national study released today casts doubt on whether the academic performance of students in charter schools is any better than that of their peers in regular public schools.
Looking at 2,403 charter schools in 15 states and the District of Columbia, researchers at Stanford University found that students in more than 80 percent of charter schools either performed the same as—or worse than—students in traditional public schools on mathematics tests.