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


15 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

      • reibelcastillo

        March 26, 2019 at 22:03

        The public schools sistem in crisis on top of that, could be a Great Depression or greater as never before? I never seen something like that .
        This Link is pointing as one person is the problem.
        Cuban People said NO CASTRO NO PROBLEM.
        Castro take the control , January /1/ 1959 . Since 60 years the Island is under the control of Castro’s body’s . Lloyd who is the problem now ? The world is pointing at some person as the mayor problem? I just Im asking you because if things are hard and are getting harder , I don’t want wait , I’m going to chose any country to move .
        No Cuba
        No Rusia
        NO North Corea
        China could be the next country to open the doors to refugees. Wow , China is doing great and here we are trying to do it better but a few greedy’s want to do the same Castro’s did . Destroyed the Cuban money 💴 peso then destroyed everything. Lloyd something to said about this, the future was bleak but the present it’s what ? The future , everything is under the economy power and political power, things like that I thing it won’t work no where . Take Care Lloyd .

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        March 27, 2019 at 14:08

        We cannot point at just one person. There are many false prophets.

        And here is just one of the Bible verses that warns us about people like Donald Trump.

        Matthew 7:15
        “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

      • reibelcastillo

        March 27, 2019 at 19:00

        Lloyd is Donald Trump a horse 🐎 ? Up to many colors does a horse 🐎 has ? No red ? Right ?

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        March 27, 2019 at 19:08

        If Trump is an animal, he is a Tasmanian Devil.

        “Tasmanian devils have a notoriously cantankerous disposition and will fly into a maniacal rage when threatened by a predator, fighting for a mate, or defending a meal.”

      • reibelcastillo

        September 3, 2021 at 10:46

      • reibelcastillo

        September 3, 2021 at 10:47


      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        September 5, 2021 at 08:56

        Trump is another species closer to Alien and/or Predator but worse. Predators like in the movie are sneaky, deceptive, and deadly. Aliens from the film Alien are like parasites and deadly. Trump is related to them. He is not human or an animal. Maybe Traitor Trump is a virus and he sees COVID as a threat that might be more devastating than him.

      • reibelcastillo

        September 20, 2021 at 19:01

        Lloyd who people can’t see what you can . I don’t have the knowledge you have but I know when you say something it’s cause it’s the fact , Trump have no clue about nothing you are a ginus and real he is a dumb liar without principios

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        September 20, 2021 at 22:09

        Thank you … but I’m far from being a genius. And, I’m not sure I’d want to be one. Trump on the other hand is as far from a gentle genius as can be. He is a monster.

      • reibelcastillo

        September 20, 2021 at 19:10

        Lloyd my wife want you came to visit us . Lloyd you told me once that 70 % of the people find friends in the internet but a few shakes hands , wow Lloyd it’s true and hurt my body cause when I know a person it’s real and loyal . Lloyd you are one of my best friends and I never have even talk to you . wow it’s like when a kid knows his daddy its in the war and someday will get back to home but Lloyd I’m like that Child I never willl see. you my dad cause you don’t want left the war for a few days and go and meet your son that you never meet

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        September 21, 2021 at 10:46

        Thank you.

        But, I’m not meeting anyone in person these days. One thing the pandemic taught me was how easy it was to use something like Zoom to spend time with people even hundreds or thousands of miles apart. That is where I meet other people, instead of face to face, it’s screen-to-screen with cameras. I even stopped eating out at restaurants. When I do order food from a restaurant, after I pick it up, I eat in my car.

        If everyone wore masks and had the vaccine I might be eating out but no, too risky what with Traitor Trump dangerous anti-mask and anti-vaccine lunatics running around out there spreading COVID every chance they get. Thanks to that mob of fools, I don’t want to be out in public.

        And, it doesn’t bother me to spend so much time alone. In fact, I didn’t realize how calm my life became after being isolated for so long. Now I think I understand why some Buddhist and Christian monks go into secluded monasteries and live life away from almost everyone else, even taking vows of silence. It’s so peaceful this way.

        I may be hooked on Zoom-type MeetUps. So much easier than driving somewhere and you still get to see the person you are talking to as you are talking to them.


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