Eduwonk notes a new report on the success of Chicago’s charter school model. Chicago Public Schools actively seek out good charter operators, screen applications carefully, monitor new charters and protect charter schools from bureaucratic interference. Chicago’s charters have strong support from the mayor, political leaders and community groups. Results include strong graduation rates and long waiting lists; compared to students at nearby schools, charter students show faster progress in elementary school and higher test scores in high school.
Charter success in Chicago
June 2, 2005 by