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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

Dem Candidate For Governor Says: Preserve Failed Detroit Schools, Close Charters

District schools unionized, charters not — and teachers unions a major Dem funding source

… close poor-performing charter schools. Crain’s … strong stance against charter schools with low test … district schools. Public charter schools are a major … much better Detroit’s charter schools have performed … 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

New York Times Wrong: Detroit Charter Schools Didn't 'Desert' Kids, the City Did

Mayor and city council banned selling shuttered schools to charters serving neediest children

… reporting on Michigan’s charter schools has raised eyebrows … that well-heeled anti-charter school interests in … resources to compete with charter school defenders, including … story also suggested charter schools had declined … more

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