Only one in four New Yorkers said they were satisfied with their child’s education, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Fifty-one percent said they’d prefer a charter school for their own child: In the Bronx, two-thirds said they’d choose a charter school.
Charter students are outpacing district students in the city, reports the Wall Street Journal.
According to new state testing data, citywide student proficiency increased this year on average by 7.6 percentage points in English and 1.2 percentage points in math to 38% and 36.4%, respectively.
. . . proficiency at charter schools this year jumped 13.7 percentage points in English and 4.5 percentage points in math to 43% and 47%, respectively. In other words, charter students have improved by two to four times as much as the citywide average.
Black and Hispanic charter students — who make up nearly 90 percent of enrollment — “scored 73% higher than their counterparts at district-run schools,” according to an analysis by Families for Excellent Schools.