HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Economy & Education » Education (Group) » Re-Calculated Results in ...

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:35 AM

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



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.

1 replies, 1265 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Re-Calculated Results in Pennsylvania Show Charter Schools Fail Their Own Hype (Original post)
xchrom Jan 2013 OP
JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #1

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:30 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread