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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:35 AM

Re-Calculated Results in Pennsylvania Show Charter Schools Fail Their Own Hype

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/25-8



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Both brick-and-mortar charters and online institutions called "cyber charters" came up short in comparisons with traditional public schools.

As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

The percentage of Pennsylvania charter schools that met academic benchmarks plummeted after the state Department of Education was forced to recalculate the performance rates.

Under a new and controversial method the department used last fall, 49 percent of 156 charter schools met benchmarks based on student tests scores in 2011-12.

The rate dropped to 28 percent after the department released a recalculation this week. In Philadelphia, the percentage of the 80 charter schools that met the standards declined from 54 percent to 29 percent.

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JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #1

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:30 AM

1. Proof that the miracle of charter schools is another propaganda scam...

 

aimed at breaking teacher unions and feeding corporate bottom lines with tax dollars siphoned from public education.

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