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'Reckless Expansion' of Charter Schools? Not Quite

Just four more Michigan charters in three years

… increase in the number of charter schools in Michigan … enacted its law governing charter schools 22 years ago. The … cap on the number of charters in 2011. A brief surge in charter schools followed, with … more

Healthy Charter Sector Belies Need for Commission, Extra Regulation

… the ability to close charters it deems unsuccessful. … nationwide trade group for charter schools gave Michigan … health of its public charter school sector. For the … Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked Michigan … more

Cherry-Picking Michigan Charter Data Leads to Wrong Conclusions

Based on the best evidence, charter schools are a net benefit

… comes to the record of charter schools, Education Trust-Midwest … of public education: charter schools. It's appropriate … discussion about what more charter schools could do to … express frustration that charters haven't raised the … more

Detroit Charters Face All of the Obstacles of Detroit Public Schools – And Overcome Them

Success at Detroit Achievement Academy and Cesar Chavez Academy-East

… time, the city s 100 charter campuses have pressed … research . National Charter Schools Week is a … third-year Detroit charters recently allowed me … Cesar Chavez Academy charter district, which spends … more

Measuring the Value of Charter Schools

… Bridge Magazine that charter public schools are twice … of conventional and charter public schools. The … is, he's comparing charter public schools to … will appear mediocre. Charter public schools, without … more

Charter Schools Are Not to Blame for Pension Woes

The way to catch up on underfunding is not to rope more people in

… the system, namely charter school employees. State … know, the shift to charter schools in Michigan … wasn t fair that charters get to avoid the school … school choice through charter schools, cyber schools, … more

The Difference With Charter Schools

In charter schools policy debates … distinction between charter public schools and district-run … Every child in every charter school is there only … number and type of charter schools. Such restrictions … more

Inaccurate Claims Buoy Attacks On Charter Public Schools

'There is no such thing as a "for-profit" charter school in Michigan'

… the district, opposed charter public schools in a … that criticized some charter schools as being for profit. Charter public schools in Michigan … services yet attack charter schools for doing the … more

Detroit Charter School Students Gaining Months of Extra Education Per Year

But coalition is critical of charters

… Detroit Schoolchildren, charter schools are also part … The report states, Charter authorizers and charter school boards should … better coordinate all charter schools. The … more

Charter Schools Cost Unions Millions in Dues

Every charter teacher costs unions about $1,000 a year

… also known as a charter school. But that isn t … number of public charter schools, or even shutting … dependent on them, charter schools represent a … failing school districts, charters may even be seen as … more

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