Ohio charter schools work well for low-income blacks, but overall do worse than district schools, concludes a new CREDO study.
CREDO estimates that low-income black students receive 22 additional days of learning in math and 29 days in reading when attending a charter instead of a district school. Cleveland charters also are outperforming the district.
Stand-alone charters do better than those run by non-profit and for-profit charter-management networks.
Charter middle schools perform well, notes Education Gadfly. Charter high schools do not, perhaps because some specialize in “dropout recovery.” Online charters also perform poorly.