The MYTH that corporate charter schools work magic is a bubble that has been burst repeatedly, but the RheeFormers who profit thanks to fools who believe their fraud and lies refuse to go away.
Gary Rubinstein has been following the results of the Tennessee “Achievement School District” since its inception. At the time, its founder Chris Barbic pledged that–in five years time– he would lift up the schools in the bottom 5% of the state to the top 25% in the state. His strategy: turn them into charters and let the charter magic do its work.
Barbic recently resigned, although the experiment has not reached the five year mark.
Gary Rubinstein here reports on the ASD’s failure to get anywhere near the goal of “top 25%.”
Although there are regular claims of dramatic progress, Gary has the results of three years of the experiment for the original six schools in the cohort.
Of the six, four are still in the bottom 5%; the other two are in the bottom 6%. Some scores went up, some went down. The strategy of converting schools to charter with…
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