D.C. charters outpace district schools

Washington D.C. schools are improving, but D.C. charters are improving even faster, writes Matthew Ladner on Jay P. Greene’s blog. National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) data compares general education (not in special ed) students who are eligible for a free or subsidized lunch and attend either charters or district schools.

Scores are up in both sectors, but D.C. charter students are more likely to score “basic” or above in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math. The spread is 19 percent for eighth-grade math.

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  1. So the schools that have to satisfy parents are doing a better job of educating the kids then the schools that don’t have to give a damn what parents think..

    Alert the media.