Another study reveals (again) that publicly funded, private-sector, make-someone-rich, corporate charter high schools have a lower graduation rate than real public high schools.
Education Week conducted a survey of graduation rates and discovered that charter high schools have lower graduation rates than public high schools.
Of course, charter apologists had many explanations and excuses but they apparently forgot their original claim that they would be far, far better than public schools.
A story by Arianna Prothero and Alex Hardin begins:
”At nearly 1,000 U.S. high schools, the chance of students graduating on time is no better than the flip of a coin. And charter schools—which were born to create more options for students—make up an outsized share of the number of public schools persistently graduating less than half of their students.
“An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center identified 935 public high schools with four-year graduation rates of less than 50 percent in 2016-17, the most recent year available. Of those, 54 percent are charter schools. That’s one-quarter…
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