September 04, 2002

'Improvements' Only a Republican Can Love

[ From Keith Boykin via the Education section of ] :

Why am I not surprised?

Charter school pupils are anywhere from a half-year to a year behind their public school peers, researchers at the Brookings Institution concluded after reviewing 1999-2000 reading and math achievement test scores from 376 charter schools in 10 states.

The study, the first independent snapshot of charter school performance across the nation, found that 59 percent of pupils at traditional public schools scored better than those at charter schools during the period studied.

Posted by ronn at September 4, 2002 06:33 PM

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