Why Charter Schools Fail the Test

The evaluation by the School Choice Demonstration Project, a national research group that matched more than 3,000 students from the choice program and from regular public schools, found that pupils in the choice program generally had “achievement growth rates that are comparable” to similar Milwaukee public-school students. This is just one of several evaluations of school choice programs that have failed to show major improvements in test scores, but ... Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - May. 5, 2010

The study results showing no difference in test results for charter schools should be read by everybody, to immunize them from the non-sense of Obama's education initiatives for charter schools. But where Murray takes the essay to advocate for school choice is not logically or substantially supported.

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