“Beyond improving student learning in individual schools, New York City charter schools act as ‘seeds of change’ for the entire school system in a variety of ways, some planned by school officials and some unexpected,” the report said.
For example, the report said, charter school accountability requirements “push schools to analyze student achievement data to expose weaknesses in instruction and governance.”
. . . On average, New York City charter schools receive $8,452 per pupil annually — with no funding to pay for facilities — compared with a non-charter average of $9,057 per pupil, with facilities provided.
Eduwonk also links to earlier PPI reports on California, Minnesota and Arizona charter schools.
Oh, and here’s the Washington Times on the Hoxby study showing charter fourth graders do slightly better than students at schools they’d otherwise attend.