The real question about Charter Schools

I can’t just point to CREDO, the definitive study on charter
schools when it backs up what I believe and that’s charter schools are a poor
investment. My opinion hasn’t changed even with the results of their recent study
that says charter schools are improving. I am just not sure CREDO is asking the
right question.
With selection bias, low numbers of ESE and ESOL students,
fewer numbers on free and reduced lunch, the ability to both counsel out
poor performers and bad apples and to put requirements on parents, the question
shouldn’t be why are charter schools improving, it should be why aren’t they
killing public schools.
These defacto publicly funded private schools have so many
advantages over traditional public schools and yet when you look at the numbers
despite their recent improvement they aren’t doing any better than public
schools. You would think if charter schools had more of the best and public
schools had more of the worst then charters should be doing much better. Bottom line is they aren’t.

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