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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New CREDO Study Shows Mixed Picture for Charters with Big Advantages

When combined with advantages of more money, more time, constant test prep, self-selecting parents, dumping of poor performers and recalcitrants, fewer ELLs, fewer SPED students, and fewer boys, charters continue to show a mixed picture, depending on locale.  The highlights below:

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  1. Charter management companies in Philadelphia are crowing that this "study" is proof that charters out perform public schools.

    Stanford study: Philly charter schools benefit poor students of color

    Proof of what Jim says about the inequity of funding and support for public schools vs. charters, is this story which is causing much outrage about this in Philadelphia:

    In cash-strapped School District, a hidden treasure trove of books

    Warehoused books spur a world of comment

    I commented on this manipulation of information about charter schools in Philadelphia a few months ago on my blog:

    Mark Gleason Turns "Dump the Losers" into a Pseudoscience