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No Sports At Charters? Good Teams Can’t Undo A Poor School

Charter schools in Detroit short on sports but most outperform on academics

… frequent critic of charter schools Diane Ravitch … free-market reforms and charter schools for the problems … Michigan.” ForTheRecord says: Charter school opponents sometimes … majority of public charter schools in Detroit don’t … 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

'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

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

This Fall Will Be the First Time There are Fewer Charter Schools

'Flood' of charters claim doesn't hold water

… has been a flood of charter schools in Michigan. The … “Michigan opened the charter school floodgates in … the worst-performing charters into the poorest cities.” ForTheRecord … year there were 298 charter schools in Michigan, … more

Detroit School Boss: Charter Schools Are ‘Disastrous’

While his own district is nation’s worst, charter students do measurably better

… to be educated, and charter schools have been “disastrous” … Lions. But public charter schools are in Detroit, … against the district. Charter school students in Detroit, … schools. CREDO said the charter schools in Detroit should … 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

Charter Schools Cost Unions Millions in Dues

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

… academy" — 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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