However, math scores at such urban charter
schools still lagged behind those at traditional schools, except when those charters
were affiliated with a local district.
Finally, the effect of charters
on students who leave is likely a worst-case estimate; it should be complemented by one comparing the academic growth of students who stay in charters
with the effect of students who stay in regular public schools.
Lost in the din of political static is a new wave of public expectation for doing more with less in public higher education that has rekindled the charter
The Florida legislature approved charter
schools in 1996.
In general, Mediterranean charters
are more cultural, with frequent trips ashore, while those in the Caribbean are more oriented toward water sports.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress results for 2003 show that fourth graders in charter
schools performed about a half year behind their peers in traditional public schools in reading and math even when comparing students eligible for free lunch or comparing students in central cities.
The push is taking place despite problems with charters
in a number of states, including.
Third, even without added rules and regulations, it is hard to start a charter
The number of charter
schools--tax-funded institutions that operate independently of public school bureaucracies--was growing rapidly, especially in California.
Despite its clear legal obligation, San Diego Unified's Board of Education has ignored the law by denying eight of the nine requests for facilities made by its start-up charter
schools, including those of Fanno and KIPP.
Caprice Young, CEO of the California Charter
Schools Association - the membership and professional organization serving the 574 charter
schools in the state - expects to see the LAUSD approve its 100th charter
campus this spring.
We address this question here by examining the link between the establishment of charter
schools in North Carolina and average student proficiency rates at the traditional public schools most affected by the new source of competition.