Monday, January 14, 2013
Stanford: MI charter schools more effective
Just a quick note to promise more analysis later. I am against charter schools for a wide variety of reasons. One of them was, until this afternoon, that all evidence indicated that charter schools are less effective than public schools. This afternoon, I saw a report released today by Stanford University (download page here; click on Michigan). The conclusion they draw is that Michigan charter schools produce better educational outcomes in students than comparable public schools. I clearly have my doubts, but it seems likely that the researchers at Stanford would have taken these into account. More from me after I actually read the report. I mostly didn't want to feel like I'd neglected information I find inconvenient.