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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

More to Charter Special Ed Gap than Meets the Eye

Disability types, local conditions drive disparity

Charter schools, like all other … bear out that Michigan charters as in many other … placed at the feet of charter school operators. In … State University s Charter Schools Office, attributed … 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

Charter School-Prison Comparison Misses the Mark

Analyzing recent attacks on school choice

… usual share of anti-charter hostility with local … John Oliver skewered charter schools with 18 minutes … moratorium on new charters, which has provoked … scenario, the explosion of charter schools in the last … 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

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