Sunday, January 09, 2005

Take This Charter School Critics 

Maria Sacchetti of the Boston Globe reports on the truly astounding standardized test results of charter schools in her city compared to traditional public schools. These students are especially fortunate since there are not enough spaces for those who want to get in. From the article:

In Boston, for example, 56 percent of the charter school students scored proficient or advanced last year on the 10th-grade English test, compared with 38 percent of students in the regular public schools.

Looking at tests across all grades in eight cities last year, charter school students finished ahead of regular school students by an average of 12 percentage points.

I just have to add that no matter what education officials in Massachusetts say my readers know that charter schools to not skim the top students from the public school system.

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