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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The High Cost of Resegregation: Charters Cost PA Taxpayers Billions for Worse Test Results

Erica Frankenberg has some fascinating research on charter enrollement costs and resegregation via charter schools in Pennsylvania.  Below are a three charts worth spending a few minutes on letting the data soak in.  Bottom line:  
1) charter schools are more segregative than traditional public schools (TPS)
2) charter schools have cost Pennsylvania taxpayer over $4 billion over 6 years (that's more than the entire amount of cash included in Race to the Top)
3) a large majority of charter schools have lower test scores than their public sending schools.
What a deal!  But wait--there's more! Plus, the State has passed the entire weight of paying for charters to local governments!  

Sign up for your new charter school today!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Of course and it's been going on for years, all smoke and mirrors with the crooked pols and their charter operator buddles snickering all the way to the bank. What else is new??