New Report Exposes Serious Problems with Charter Schools

About a year ago, I wrote about the stunningly precipitous (but deserved) 13-percentage point drop in support for charter schools nationwide. Although these alternative public schools have gained back a modest 5 percentage points this year, other concerning data is coming out showing that charter schools, especially the corporate chain model, are not particularly effective in helping struggling students or turning around poorly performing public schools in neighborhoods where many other factors are in play. Just yesterday, the non-partisan government watchdog group Integrity Florida released a report about charter schools. The report contains a long list of very significant findings, but