Tuesday, June 25, 2013

25 State, 1.5 Million Student Study Finds Charter Schools Outperform Regular Schools: Large Educational Gains For Low Income Black And Hispanic Students In Charter Schools: Time To Replace Inner City Schools In Low Income Minority Areas With Charter Schools

Posted by Milton Recht:

From Bloomberg, "Stanford Study Says Charter School Children Outperform" by Mary Camille Izlar:
Charter school students are making larger gains in reading than their peers in traditional classrooms while performing on par in math, according to a study of 1.5 million U.S. children.

The average student at a charter -- a privately run public school -- learned eight more days of reading a year than a pupil in a regular school, according to the Stanford University study. In both subjects, poor students, black children and those who speak English as a second language fared better in charters.
Unequal Benefits
Students from all backgrounds didn’t benefit equally from charter schools, the study found. Black students in poverty achieved above-average learning gains -- equivalent to 36 additional days of learning in math -- as did low-income Hispanic students. White students fared worse overall, while Asians did more poorly only in math.

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