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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Charter Schools in Hudson Heights?

There seems to be some enthusiastic local support for a Hebrew Language Charter School that would be housed in a yet-to-be-announced location. According to some studies, however, most charter schools don't perform any better than neighborhood schools like P.S. 187; many perform worse.

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As stated in the article linked above:  "A national study conducted by Stanford University economist Margaret Raymond found that 37% of charter schools got worse results than comparable neighborhood public schools, 46% did about the same and only 17% were superior to the local public schools. The Raymond study surveyed half the charter schools in the nation and more than 70% of all charter school students. Raymond said, 'If this study shows anything, it shows that we've got a 2-to-1 margin of bad charters to good charters.'"  

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