The left-wing media and their pals in parliament constantly harp on about charter schools on behalf of their union buddies.
They are patch protecting and can produce no real evidence to support their claims.
On the other side of the argument, though, there is building evidence that should start to hush them up.
The problem is in getting that information out there through the filters of the media…like the new Stanford University study of charter schools that even Australian media has highlighted but remains untouched by NZ media.
Stanford Universityâ€™s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has a new study out finding urban charter schools outperform traditional public schools (TPS) in urban areas.
The results are the latest in mounting evidence that many charter schools provide tremendous benefit to students â€” particularly those located in urban areas.
â€śThe charter school sector has gotten to a point of maturity where itâ€™s dominated by established charters that have stood the test of time and are operating a lot more efficiently and effectively for kids, and so weâ€™re starting to see now this general positive impact of charters on student achievement,â€ť Patrick Wolf, PH.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, told Business Insider.
The study looked at 41 urban areas in 22 states. Hereâ€™s what it found: Â Â Read more »