Why are publicly funded, private sector charter schools allowed to exist when they only graduate 40.2 percent of their students vs the almost 90 percent that graduate from real public schools? Charters are also allowed to be opaque (secretive) and do not have to answer to voters as public schools do.
Why do the Disrupters continue to insist that charter schools will “save poor kids from failing schools,” when the evidence continues to accumulate that this is simply not true.
According to the latest state data for Indiana, the graduation rate is about 87%, with variations among different groups of students.
For charter schools, the graduation rate is 40%.
Indiana’s high school graduation rate dipped slightly in 2019, with the rate of students needing waivers from the state to earn a diploma, noticeably higher than previous years.
The state graduation rate has hovered around 87 percent since 2016, but a higher rate of students needed a waiver to get a diploma in 2019 – students get one if they don’t pass their final state exams..
Schools graduated black, English Language Learner (ELL) and special education students at the lowest rates among student groups, at 78, 77 and 71 percent, respectively.
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