Do charter schools perform worse than public schools?
The most rigorous studies conducted to date have found that charter schools are not, on average, better or worse in student performance than the traditional public school counterparts. Some of charter schools significantly outperform their counterparts in traditional districts.
What is the controversy with charter schools?
They contend that charters inadequately serve children with special needs. Charter schools suspend children with disabilities at a higher rate than public schools, and there have been many cases of inadequacy due to a lack of resources, experience, and insensitivity.
What do the opponents of charter schools believe?
Opponents of charters believe that charters will not increase overall quality of education. They argue that charters “cream” the best students from regular public schools and thereby reduce the overall quality of public education rather than increase it.
Why do public schools hate charter schools?
A few reasons for the hate: Charter schools can be more selective with their students. Some states have very little oversight over charter schools, and as such some get away with very shady things, such as suspending a student over a state exam test window so that they don’t count against them in the data.
How many charter schools are in New York State?
As of July 1, 2021, a total of 404 charter schools have been approved to operate in New York State. Below is a directory of the 354 charter schools that are currently operating or have been approved but are not yet in operation (216 SUNY-authorized, 98 Board of Regents-authorized, 38 NYCDoE-authorized, and 2 Buffalo BoE-authorized).
What is the effect of charter schools on math scores?
The magnitude of the positive effect in math is substantial, especially given that the estimate covers only a year of charter school attendance. The smallest estimate suggests that four years of attending a charter school would lead to a 0.28 standard deviation increase in student math scores (0.07 x 4 years).
How are charter schools related to other lottery winners?
Because winning the charter lottery is not related to any other student characteristic, any differences in the later outcomes of lottery winners and losers are either random or are directly due to the opportunity to enroll in a charter school.