Education Week: Charter High Schools Have Lower Graduation Rates Than Public High Schools

07 Mar

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.

Diane Ravitch's blog

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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Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Education Week: Charter High Schools Have Lower Graduation Rates Than Public High Schools

  1. reibelcastillo

    March 7, 2019 at 12:21

    No only that Charers school are destroyed the public parks facilities in this city , Publics schoolls have no baseball or football field because Chaters schools are taking for they use purpose, to much money BEJAIN the problem is tax-pYer money are suffering , Charters got everything but destroyed the good education and teachers , students who assisted at Charters no many will go to the top of they dreams , biside that students who are been treated as Chaters Rulers are used to have traumatic disorder forever . Tipe PTSD

    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      March 7, 2019 at 13:15

      Public schools have offered many extracurricular activities like sports, music and art and other classes that cannot be tested because parents and communities wanted these rewarding experiences added to the public schools for their children back in the early 20th century,

      Since the fake and misleading report called “A Nation at Risk” was released by U.S. President Teflon Ray-Gun in 1983, public schools have been under attack by greedy, corrupt autocrats who do not see a need for any of those extracurricular activities and classes because of the added cost that cuts into the profits of the fake public schools that are known as corporate charter schools and a few other misleading names like vouchers for religious schools and online schools.

      • reibelcastillo

        March 7, 2019 at 13:35

        Hiealeah Educación Academy. Inc it’s guilty of Children’s abuse and those crooked using tax-payer money to rent ours parks , it’s a crime against Americans people , it should be addressed and investigated National it’s urgent to stop those students abusers . Take Care Lloyd . Thanks for your support nationwide


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