Checking Up on Charters

Hull, Jim
September 2011
American School Board Journal;Sep2011, Vol. 198 Issue 9, p40
The article focuses on studies which look into whether it is better for students to attend charter schools rather than traditional public schools in the U.S. The study "Charter Schools: Finding Out the Facts," which is conducted by the Center for Public Education, believes in the effectiveness of charter schools. Another study carried on by the Stanford University's Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) also suggests that student achievement is successfully increased in charter schools. It cites charter schools which are said to be effective including KIPP Academies and Harlem Children's Zone Inc.


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