Do they help or hurt?
My question for charter schools is
My prediction for charter schools is
What Is a charter school?
History of charter schools.
- To understand charter schools you must first learn about their history.
- The first charter school law's were passed back in 1991.
- That means charter schools have been around for 24 years.
- Minnesota was the first state to pass a charter school law in 1991.
- It then was the first to open school doors a year later in 1992.
- Today, charter schools are in 42 states and in Washington D.C.
- Currently charter schools have bipartisan support form the government.
This chart show the improvement in charter schools in the year 2013.You can see how improved the charter system is from four years ago. This chart also shows that when you remove the new charter schools from the discussion they preform very well.
Reading & Math
This bar graph explains the overall math and reading improvements. It also shows how much black and low income learners can be affected by charter school systems.
9 charter schools had a negative relation toward the math VCR. 7charter schools had positive relations to the math VCR. 11 had neither positive or negative relations toward the scores.
Reading & Math
The general belief about charter schools vs traditional public schools.
However, two groups of people are more positively affected when they attend charter schools instead of public schools.
A study conducted by Stanford in both 2009 and 2013 found that charter schools have more of an impact on students living in poverty. The study states that higher quality charter schools benefit and are more effective at teaching lower income learners and learners of color. Poorer-students have a better chance at being proficient in reading/writing (6.5% more likely) if they attend a charter school over a traditional school. In particular students of color gain 29 extra days of learning in math and 39 extra days of learning in reading.
CREDO Director Margaret Raymond states-
"The fact that we can show that significantly disadvantaged groups of students are doing substantially better in charter school in reading and math, that's very exciting"
Other studies from Harvard find that hispanic's also perform better at math and reading when they attend charter schools over public schools. This is believed because of the more personal learning environment charter schools have.