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  •  About that CREDO report... (2+ / 0-)
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    Mostel26, teacherken
    Rutgers report dispels many myths about charters' funding and performance

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 27, 2011) — In a blow to conventional wisdom, New York City charter schools are not outperforming traditional public schools and are not inadequately funded, according to a new study out of Rutgers University.

    So much for that.
    By the way, I notice your link claiming that charters are bad is a study of (gasp!) standardized test scores and was analyzed using (double gasp!) Value-Added-Measurement.
    Nope. Just using a measure you often promote, so that you couldn't refuse to accept the results due to methodology. I personally still believe VAM is crap.
    Seriously, though. There are some states/localities with horrible charter school systems. Allowing for-profits, cherry-picking, dumping ESL kids, etc. All of these are marks of a Bad Charter Policy.
    That would be most of them.
    My point is that we need a Good Charter Policy.
    My point is that we need to stop working for the destruction of public education.
    Please help make the reforms work, make positive suggestions that make them better.
    Good idea! Let's start by improving public schools, instead of killing them!

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