Comments on: Students: Emanuel errs on charter performance https://www.newstips.org/2011/02/students-emanuel-wrong-on-charter-performance/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.14 By: William Barclay https://www.newstips.org/2011/02/students-emanuel-wrong-on-charter-performance/comment-page-1/#comment-4330 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:10:40 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=3272#comment-4330 Emanuel’s claim simply represents an ideological position. The contention that private charter schools out perform has never had any basis in fact. The largest study of charter vs public schools by a group decidedly sympathetic to charters (CREDO), found that charter schools out performed their “matched twin” public school 17% of the time and under performed 37% of the time (the remainder had not significant difference). Who, if they cared about their kids, would choose charter schools with these odds?

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By: Freddrenna Lyle https://www.newstips.org/2011/02/students-emanuel-wrong-on-charter-performance/comment-page-1/#comment-4324 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:07:11 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=3272#comment-4324 Kudos to these students! The fact that people will repeat this marketing message about Charters without examining the data is a part of the problem that we who support neighborhood schools face. The people pushing Charters or the outsourcing of education are backed by monied interests. They create a message, pay for the message to be broadcast and people begin to pick it up and recite it as fact. Yeah students!

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