Figure 1. In this post we will find out if charter schools do raise student achievement in exchange for more flexibility. The un-labeled graph plots public and charter schools in Texas comparing poverty concentrations and % of students doing well on the SAT or ACT. You’ll have to read ahead to find out which schools are the red discs and which are the gray discs. YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED. Source: Dr. Michael Marder, Used with Permission.
Jack Hassard is a writer, a former Massachusetts high school science teacher, Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Georgia State University, and a graduate of Bridgewater State University, Boston University, and The Ohio State University.