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TTB a Poor Measure of Charter Performance

Free Press should use better metric

… repeatedly criticized charter public schools that … rankings as evidence of poor charter performance. In a Sunday … rankings as proof of a " charter school mess ." And … that Hope Academy, a charter public school, scored … more

Failing Charter Public Schools Are Shut Down; Conventional Public Schools Remain Open

'Charter schools have traditionally been the only public schools that have been held accountable for their performance'

… schools, four were charter public schools and three … remain open. "Charter schools have traditionally … for all schools charter or traditional." Twenty-nine of … recently been converted to charter public schools or are … more
Conventional and charter high schools, by quartile

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

State Board Prez Fights Parental Choice

A growing push back against charter schools

… about accountability of charter public schools. He said … decision makers that charter schools need more oversight. State … authority to suspend charter authorizers that don t … Press was critical of charter schools. Austin … 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

Conventional District Sidelines Successful Charter To Financially Benefit Itself

Video Report: Livonia Public Schools abruptly terminates Hinoki International School

… has been declining, a charter public school in its … business because the charter cannot find space on … boundaries. The charter could find a new authorizer, … year when its current charter expires. Why … more

Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

… article titled Charter School Growth in Michigan … study of Michigan s charter schools by Stanford … that 80 percent of charters perform below the 50th … explains, Michigan public charter schools educate more … more

Charters Increase Special-Ed Enrollment

… criticism lobbed against charter public schools is that … true that historically charters have had relatively … education enrollments in charters are up dramatically. According … whose parents chose charter schools had special … more

Schauer Wants to Put Limits On Advertising Done By Charter Public Schools

But some traditional public schools spend thousands on advertising, too

… promises to limit how much charter public schools could … upset that a national charter management company spent … Shut Down Successful Charter Public Schools Defenders … more

Meet James Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center. James discusses his latest project, an analysis of Proposal 1, the proposal on personal property tax reform that will appear on the August 5th ballot. Read more about Proposal 1 here: http://www.mackinac.org/20246

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