Monday, September 20, 2004

Charter Schools are working

Expect a big lash back from the teachers unions on this one.

The vast majority of children attending the nation's 1,146 charter schools with at least 10 students are more proficient in reading and math than their nearest regular public school with a similar racial composition, a Harvard University study found.
"In states where charter schools are well-established, charter school as students' advantage in proficiency tends to be greater," economics researcher Caroline M. Hoxby concluded.
The study, just completed, compared test scores of 46,000 charter school students in 20 states and the District — almost every student attending the special schools with fewer restrictions than traditional public schools.

Interesting. Read the rest here.