Charter schools hurt the rich but help the poor, says a new report
July 29, 2010 § Leave a comment
A new national study on charter schools will likely have the charter skeptics cheering: Mathematica researchers have found that charter schools make no significant impact on student test scores. That’s the big takeaway, but digging more deeply, the data reveal a complicated picture of whom charter schools help, and whom they hurt.
Students who are already doing well in school would do better to stay away from charters, the study found. So would more affluent students. After two years at a charter, math and reading scores for higher-income and higher-performing students tend to drop. READ MORE…