Published on March 14th, 2014


Despite what the foes say, NYC charter schools are working

Critics frequently argue that New York City’s charter schools are no more effective than its traditional public schools. As proof, they almost invariably point to research… by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) showing that charter schools and nearby traditional public schools are equally effective on average.

In the context of the New York City discussion, however, this is a blatant mischaracterization of CREDO’s work.

CREDO’s research uses a sophisticated matching strategy to compare the achievement of charter school students to similar students attending nearby traditional public schools. They have conducted this research in 27 states and cities to date, pooling the results to reach their nationwide conclusion.

Source:  The American Conservative. Read full article.

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