"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Washington Post Readers: Here Are Your Charter School Results

Since it is more than obvious that WaPo's ed industry stooges are not going to print the results of the first national peer-reviewed report on charter schools, here are the results for Fenty/Rhee/Obama/Duncan corporate charter solution to fixing the schools. From the DC section of the Report (pdf):
The results suggest that new charter school students have an initial loss of learning in reading from charter school attendance compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools, and receive no impact in math. In subsequent years, charter school students have no significant impact in reading from charter school attendance compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools and an initial gain in math (p. 4).

The results show that in the District, Blacks enrolled in charter schools do about the same in reading and math compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools (p. 5).

Hispanics enrolled in charter schools also do about the same in reading and math compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools (p. 5).

As shown in the figure above, students in poverty enrolled in charter schools receive no significant benefit in reading or math compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools (p. 6).

Special Education students in charter schools in the District receive no significant benefit from charter school attendance compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools in either reading or math (p. 7).

English Language Learner students in charter schools in the District receive no significant benefit from charter school attendance compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools in reading or math (p. 8).

Retained students in charter schools in the District receive no significant benefit from charter school attendance compared to their counterparts in traditional public schools in reading or math (p. 9).

For students in the District, figures 8.a and 8.b show that charter schools are not creating significantly different results for students compared to their virtual peers from traditional public schools in either math or reading (p. 11).

1 comment:

  1. They should be MADE to print the results that show they are full of BS.

    THE PRIVATIZER/CHARTERIZERS and their lackeys in media are the ones walking on a tightrope, even with all their power. They are the ones who have to keep a tight lid on truth and reality leaking out, or they are SCREWED.

    These realities are destroying schools and hurting families everywhere Charter
    schools exist. Every day, more families with kids in school "get it".

    LIES and MYTHS are the Privatizer/Charterizers' best friends.
    Obfuscation and distraction are their
    chief weapons.

    If TRUTH wins, they are doomed (although
    FAMILIES win).

    The Truth is the Charterizers' bitterest enemy.

    The TRUTH destroys them and their BIG LIES like alcohol kills bacteria.

    THAT'S why the Post can't print that story.

    QUESTION:
    Anybody know if The Post is associated with any of the venture-Capital groups presently investing in Charter schools and expecting a hefty profit in a year or 2??

    That needs to be explored and traced.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Wash Post was involved there.
    It would explain a lot.

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