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When critics of school choice say that charter schools aren't much better than traditional Detroit Public Schools, here's what they aren't telling you:

Jason Bedrick, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, and Max Eden, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, prepared this chart. They used data from Stanford University's The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) reports on charter schools in Detroit in 2013 and 2015.