In a year-end wrap-up in Salon, Jeff Bryant pulls together a list of the year's charter scandals that, if evidence mattered to self-proclaimed education reformers, would change the minds of those who continue to fight every effort to rein in charter expansion and to provide even a small measure of oversight.
Charter school operators in Ohio may need to cut their holidays short and get back to work early. A new report released by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) investigates five years of charter school performance in Ohio and finds that the average charter school is performing worse than the average public […] Read More »
In ProPublica‘s article When Charter Schools Are Nonprofit in Name Only, Marian Wang questions the use of the term “non-profit” to describe charter school operators in an increasingly for-profit industry. In reviewing auditor’s reports for a charter school managed by for-profit operator National Heritage Academies, Wang reports that the school was giving “virtually all of […] Read More »
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