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Measuring the Value of Charter Schools

… Bridge Magazine  that charter public schools are twice … of conventional and charter public schools. The … is, he's comparing charter public  schools  to … will appear mediocre. Charter public schools, without …

Healthy Charter Sector Belies Need for Commission, Extra Regulation

… the ability to close charters it deems unsuccessful. … nationwide trade group for charter schools gave Michigan … health of its public charter school sector. For the … Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked Michigan …

'Reckless Expansion' of Charter Schools? Not Quite

Just four more Michigan charters in three years

… increase in the number of charter schools in Michigan … enacted its law governing charter schools 22 years ago. The … cap on the number of charters in 2011. A brief surge in charter schools followed, with …

Michigan Charter School Wars

… Jalen Rose opened a new charter school in his hometown … limits the number of charter schools that can be … universities, the most common charter school authorizers. … university-authorized charter schools in Michigan. …

Arbitrary Cap on Charter Schools Lifted

… university-authorized charter public schools.  The … of parents to choose charter schools since 1988. Below … introduced the concept of charter schools to Michigan … consideration is to ‘charter’ new schools into the …

Cherry-Picking Charter School Research

… cap on the number of charter public schools that … choice are arguing that charters do not perform well … showing good results from charters. Specifically, … only 17 percent of charters out-performed conventional …

A Response to the New York Times About Charter Schools in Michigan

… that school choice — charters, tax credits, vouchers … Article on Michigan Charter Schools An article … view of the state of charter schools in Michigan … “Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children …

Anti-Choice State Board Rejects Funds from Top-Rated Grant Application

No defense for vote to refuse federal charter school funds

… students through public charter schools. On May … designed to help public charter schools open and grow. … number of high-quality charter schools serving at-risk … by Michigan schools. Charters serve 10% of the students …

Cherry-Picking Michigan Charter Data Leads to Wrong Conclusions

Based on the best evidence, charter schools are a net benefit

… comes to the record of charter schools, Education Trust-Midwest … of public education: charter schools. It's appropriate … discussion about what more charter schools could do to … express frustration that charters haven't raised the …

The Difference With Charter Schools

In charter schools policy debates … distinction between charter public schools and district-run … Every child in every charter school is there only … number and type of charter schools. Such restrictions …

Charter Schools a Valuable Investment for Taxpayers

Charters prove more cost effective and produce larger ROI

… for Public Policy, charter schools are saving taxpayer … More With Less: The Charter School Advantage in … investment in Michigan charter schools across 71 cities, … inequities between charter schools and traditional …

This Fall Will Be the First Time There are Fewer Charter Schools

'Flood' of charters claim doesn't hold water

… has been a flood of charter schools in Michigan. The … “Michigan opened the charter school floodgates in … the worst-performing charters into the poorest cities.” ForTheRecord … year there were 298 charter schools in Michigan, …

Don't Trust Ed-Trust on Charter Schools

Group seeks ed reform, but misses mark on charters

… children in public charter schools. But its case against charter schooling is weak, and … evidence on the impact charter schools are having in … report states that “…charter schools often perform …

Charter Schools Cost Unions Millions in Dues

Every charter teacher costs unions about $1,000 a year

… academy" — also known as a charter school. But that isn’t … number of public charter schools, or even shutting … dependent on them, charter schools represent a … failing school districts, charters may even be seen as …

Inaccurate Claims Buoy Attacks On Charter Public Schools

'There is no such thing as a "for-profit" charter school in Michigan'

… the district, opposed charter public schools in a … that criticized some charter schools as being  “for profit.” Charter public schools in Michigan … services yet attack charter schools for doing the …

Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

… Post article titled “ Charter School Growth in Michigan … study of Michigan’s charter schools by Stanford … that 80 percent of charters perform below the 50th … explains, Michigan public charter schools educate more …

Detroit Shows that Poverty is Not Stopping Parents from Opting for School Choice

More Detroit students in poverty attend charters than go to Detroit Public Schools

… from Detroit attending charter public schools, which … percent of Detroit charter school students are … Detroit children in charter schools than the conventional … average the Detroit charter students have higher …

Charter School Demand Continues to Rise

… demanding more public charter schools according an … there aren't enough charters to meet demand, often … caps. For every public charter school in the country, … Michigan, two-thirds of charter schools have waiting …

New York Times Wrong: Detroit Charter Schools Didn't 'Desert' Kids, the City Did

Mayor and city council banned selling shuttered schools to charters serving neediest children

… reporting on Michigan’s charter schools has raised eyebrows … that well-heeled anti-charter school interests in … resources to compete with charter school defenders, including … story also suggested charter schools had declined …

Charter School Market Working

… study of Michigan charter public schools from … academic results for charter school students. Measuring … scores, 35 percent of charters did better than conventional … math, 42 percent of charters did better and only …

Inferior Compared To What? Detroit Students Slam Charter School

When adjusted for student backgrounds, this charter outperformed Detroit district schools

… attended a Detroit charter school made the news … speeches to criticize the charter school for its use of … high schools. The charter school had 728 students …

Another Charter School Critic Misses the Mark

Accountability? Failed charter schools are closed; no record of same for district schools

… question the value of charter schools in Michigan … repeats a claim by anti-charter interests that Michigan … the “wild west” of charter schools. The column … oversight of Michigan charters so she can have an …

No Link Between Charters, Segregation

New study disproves commonly held myth

… issue as it relates to charter schools, and found no … allowing parents to choose charter public schools increases … racial composition of charter schools to that of conventional … composition in areas where charter schools actually operate. …

Charters Increase Special-Ed Enrollment

… criticism lobbed against charter public schools is that … true that historically charters have had relatively … education enrollments in charters are up dramatically. According … whose parents chose charter schools had special …

Detroit Charter School Students Gaining Months of Extra Education Per Year

But coalition is critical of charters

… Detroit Schoolchildren, charter schools are also part … The report states, “Charter authorizers and charter school boards should … better coordinate all charter schools.” The report …

Detroit Charters Send More Graduates to College Than Peers Do

Longer-term outcomes back up test-score advantages for charter schools

Detroit charter schools rightly merit … student who attends a charter high school is more … Acade­mies, which represents charter schools in the state, … college enrollment were charter schools. The numbers …

How the New York Times Distorts the Performance of Detroit Charters

Best available research shows Detroit charter schools are successful

… happy about the pick. Charters, vouchers, tax credits … generally support public charter schools, much of the … available shows that charter schools in Michigan … results of Michigan’s charter schools ( CapCon has …

Charter Schools Produce Huge ROI

… found that the typical charter public school student … remarkable considering that charter public schools spend … and Information , charters in Michigan spent about … 24 percent more than charters. The return on …

Huffington Post Gets it Wrong ... Again

Story mischaracterizes study on Michigan charters

… calls Michigan’s public charter school sector “questionable” … study of Michigan’s [charter] schools…is less definitive … says that the typical charter school student in Michigan … tracking individual charter school students’ test …

Free Press Misleads on Charter Schools

… caps on the number of charter public schools contains … dangerous.” No charter public school has ever … children who attend charters are those whose parents … increase the number of charters — that requires parents , …

Charter Schools Are Not to Blame for Pension Woes

The way to catch up on underfunding is not to rope more people in

… the system, namely charter school employees. State … know, the shift to charter schools in Michigan … wasn’t “fair” that charters get to avoid the school … school choice through charter schools, cyber schools, …

Charter Schools Average Smaller Class Sizes

Less top heavy than conventional schools, too

… expanding the number of charter public schools. That’s … or eliminate their charter school competition. These anti-charter claims take various … common complaint of charter opponents, that charters

Michigan Charter School Growth Modest Since Limits Lifted In 2011

Opponents predicted a charter ‘in every neighborhood’

… the number of public charter schools in the state, … the act would put “a charter school in every neighborhood.” That … shared by the anti-charter school movement. In … While that happened, charter school critic and Michigan …

Michigan Charter Schools a Smashing Success

… of Michigan’s public charter schools, and the results … results for public charter schools and their students … study matched individual charter school students to students … conventional schools those charter school students would …

Charter School Expansion: House-Style

… Committee approved a charter school expansion bill  Thursday, … qualify to host these new charter public schools. That's …

Unionizing Charter Schools Goes Nowhere In Michigan

The failure may explain why Democrats oppose charters

… teachers at public charter schools across the country, … published by a national charter advocacy organization. The … number of unionized charter schools across the nation … the total number of charters also climbed, resulting …

Online Charter School Spending Trends

… in full-time, online charter “cyber schools” is now … appears that most online charter dollars go for the same … Michigan Virtual Charter Academy devotes about … surprisingly, the online charter has greater information …

Charter School Group Warns State Superintendent

A decision to suspend charter authorizers not within the law

… the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers sent … authority to suspend charter public school authorizers … Procedures Act. Charter school advocates said … this week to suspend charter school authorizers …

Charters Top List Of Detroit’s Best Public High Schools

City’s 3 best were charters

… city of Detroit are charter schools, according to … the city are public charter schools: Frontier International … schools because, unlike charters, they can choose to … admission. Under state law, a charter school must accept any …

Measuring Charter Public School Performance

… of Detroit ’s charter public schools did not … in a Detroit charter public school is there … based on enrollment, charters must rely on the active … who can’t get into a charter or another school of …

Detroit Public Schools' Collapse Preceded Charter School Expansion

Lehman: Restricting charters to save failed DPS 'a moral question'

… Lee Boggs School is a charter school in Detroit that … cap on the number of charters was repealed by … schools, including charter and district-run schools. Just … tests than their nearby charter school peers. While …

Charter School Demand Continues to Rise

… demanding more public charter schools according an … there aren't enough charters to meet demand, often … caps. For every public charter school in the country, … Michigan, two-thirds of charter schools have waiting …

Ed. Establishment Downplays Charter Study

… brand new study of charter public schools in Michigan … impressive: 42 percent of charter schools bested conventional … reading. Only 2 percent of charters did worse in reading … success. But critics of charter schools might try to …

For First Time Ever, Fewer Michigan Charter Schools

More than a dozen charters closed for poor academics, but zero district schools

… a rash of claims by charter school critics that the state’s charter school landscape is … the first Michigan charter school opened in 1993-94 … that the number of charter schools in Michigan …

How Not to Measure Charter School Quality

… too many “failing [charter] school operators.” A … Trust’s analysis of charter public schools is short-sighted, … created a “cut score” for charter school quality based … School Ranking .” If a charter school performed better …

Media Skews Charter Public School Study

… showing the success of charter public schools in Michigan … Press : “The average charter school student in Michigan … (Emphasis added). Charter schools serve significantly … student achievement, charter pupils serving these …

Charter Schools ‘Unregulated?’ Only If You Ignore All Those Rules

New York nonprofit gets the anti-charter buzzwords right, misses the real story

… growing number of anti-charter school voices when it … particularly Detroit, charter operators exist in the … regulations to which Michigan charters are subject: Charter schools are closed if …

Detroit Free Press, USA Today Publish Letter Dispelling Charter School Myth

Charter schools may not refuse students selectively

… corrected the myth that charter schools do not serve … her columns. Because charter schools are public, … selectively. About 10% of Michigan charter students have recognized … likely to choose a charter school at the beginning …

Effort to Short Circuit School Choice Laid Out

Charter moratorium bills becoming a full legislative package

… that completes the charter public school policy … moratorium on new charter schools would be imposed … September, would put the charter school moratorium in … would provide the new charter school "transparency …

Van Beek Discusses Charter Public School Study

… University that shows charter public schools in Michigan … working to make these charter public schools successful …

Charter School Study Flawed

… study claiming that charter public schools are segregated … He also writes about charter schools here and …

Northridge Academy Still Growing Strong

Beating odds the beginning for Flint charter school

… campus. The public charter school has shown significant … support services; the charter is authorized by Ferris …

‘First class’ issue looms in Detroit

Legislature likely to weigh reform versus school choice

… protection from some charter public school growth … has implications for charter schools, other conventional … accountability." CHARTER CHOICES The school … to authorize new charter public schools in …

Two Charter Public Schools Being Closed

If only all schools faced the same accountability

… couple of Michigan charter public schools are facing … to Michigan's public charter schools. According … Academy of Flint’s charter because the school has … their children, but charter public schools must …

Politics Alive and Well in Public Schools

Brandon board won't sell vacant building to charter group

… opening a new public charter school there. The school … up going to this new charter school instead. Of … their children in the charter school over schools … says that the local charter school group is only …

Charter Public Schools Give Detroit Schoolchildren Hope

Stanford University study finds charter pupils gain an extra three months of learning

… school a year when in charter public schools compared … Detroit area. Charter public schools in Detroit … previously didn't exist. Charter public schools in Detroit … the third highest charter enrollment in the …

Jalen Rose, Education Entrepreneur

… opened a brand new charter school, the Jalen Rose …

Meet Toya Putnam, Charter School Parent

… son to a Detroit-area charter school in Roseville. … attend the Roseville charter school. The move is …

School District, Union Working Together to Try to Ban Charter Schools

Prohibitive language written into union contract that says union, district agree not to authorize or open a charter could violate state law

Charter public schools in Michigan … creating or authorizing charter schools within the district. … 2014, it states, “ No Charter Schools .” The memo … and unions can't stop charter schools from opening …

‘The 74’ Repeats Anti-Charter School Rhetoric, Misses On Facts

Researchers praised Detroit charters, website translates that as ‘profiteering’ and no improvement

… dismantling of the state’s charter school system. But … critics of the state’s charter schools, such as Democrat … studies on Michigan’s charter schools in 2013 and … study reported that charter school students in Detroit …

Governor's Plan to Fix Education in Detroit May Threaten School Choice

Under different leadership, plan could empower shutting down Detroit charters

… choice in the city. Charter school advocates fear … stop the growth of charter schools or even shut … leadership put anti-charter board members in charge. The … city. The role of charter schools in educating …

Dem Candidate For Governor Says: Preserve Failed Detroit Schools, Close Charters

District schools unionized, charters not — and teachers unions a major Dem funding source

… close poor-performing charter schools. Crain’s … strong stance against charter schools with low test … district schools. Public charter schools are a major … much better Detroit’s charter schools have performed …

Charter report favorable, state board wants more

… news about Michigan's charter public schools was nearly … says that: Charter students performed slightly … About three-quarters of charter schools are located … urban areas. Charter schools reported higher …

Growing Special Education Enrollments in Charter Schools

Although public charter schools are required … criticism is that charters fail to enroll enough … Statistics show that public charter schools have proportionately … compared to 9.6 percent in charter schools. While a difference …

Charter School Growth in Michigan is Not the 'Wild, Wild West'

There are 48 more charter schools since cap was lifted in 2011

… repeal a cap on charter public schools, Democrats … number” of “for-profit” charter schools would put students … Alliance for Public Charter Schools finds that while … has the fifth most charter school students in the …

More to Charter Special Ed Gap than Meets the Eye

Disability types, local conditions drive disparity

Charter schools, like all other … bear out that Michigan charters — as in many other … placed at the feet of charter school operators. In … State University’s Charter Schools Office, attributed …

Separate and Equal

… and Practice claims charter schools managed by education … to the debate over charter schools. The authors … the study claim that charter schools have "the potential … students are enrolled in charter schools. Even if every …

Hillary Clinton Dead Wrong: Charter Schools Must and Do Take 'Hardest to Teach'

Charters teach more low-income students, not fewer

… attending Michigan’s public charter schools come from low-income … comprised 70 percent of the charter school student population, … Hillary Clinton that charter schools don’t take the … original idea behind the charter schools … was to learn …

The Numbers Are In: Detroit Charters Outperform Detroit District Schools

Detroit charter school students also have higher graduation and college attendance rates

… students in Detroit charter schools attain a higher … district. Detroit charter school students outperformed … shows that on average, charter school students had … those attending public charter schools, as well as …

Superintendents Falsely Claim Charter Schools Shortchange Poor Children

State data shows charters serving higher percentage of low-income students than traditional public schools

… site that claimed that charter schools were serving … eligible students in charter schools than in conventional … public school districts. Charter schools had 69.8 percent … paint a picture of charter schools that is misleading," …

School Choice Advocates Cheer Lift of Charter Public School Cap

Bill contains 'extra level of accountability' for school performance

… the number of public charter schools that can be chartered by public universities. … 22-16 margin. Charter school advocates claim … Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers. Seventy …

Central Academy Excels on High School Report Card

Ann Arbor charter builds cultural awareness, character

… Michigan’s longest-standing charter schools, follows an … Shalabi, the 2015 Michigan Charter School Administrator … training into the public charter space, where he could … start early into the charter program, he says, are …

Wellspring Prep Growing Strong

Diverse Grand Rapids charter readies kids for college

… Heritage Academies K-8 charter schools. Just over half … as the Grand Rapids charter school’s low-income … one of five Michigan charter high schools affiliated … development. As in many charter schools, instructors …

Charter School Group Demands Apology from Detroit Free Press Columnist

Dickerson compared charters to liquor monopolists

The state charter school association is … equated the motives of charter school managers and … column critical of the charter school industry, Free … Dickerson said, “But the charter industry’s interest …

Detroit Charter School Parents: Don’t Take Away Our Freedom to Choose

'Let them flourish' says parent about charter schools

… whose children attend charter schools and spoke to … proposal to limit public charter schools in the city. … had experience with charter schools first as a father … control of Detroit's charter and conventional public …

Time to Stop Beating Up on Charter Schools

Recently, Michigan’s 186 charter schools have come under unfair … swipe at Michigan’s charter schools, telling the … lacking accountability, charters actually meet one critical … send their child to a charter school. If, for any …

Charter School Results Proving ACLU Lawsuit Wrong

Highland Park students improve math, reading scores after charter public school company took over

… School District , the charter school management company … more than just add the charter school company as a … performance, or is it about charter companies running failed …

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

Online charters already perform OK for much less money

… schools, which are charter schools that provide … instruction. Currently, all public charter schools receive the … other districts and charters funded at that minimum … schools (and all other charter schools, for that matter) …

TTB a Poor Measure of Charter Performance

Free Press should use better metric

… repeatedly criticized charter public schools that … rankings  as evidence of poor charter performance. In a Sunday … rankings as proof of a " charter school mess ." And … that  Hope Academy, a charter public school, scored …

Charter School-Prison Comparison Misses the Mark

Analyzing recent attacks on school choice

… usual share of anti-charter hostility — with local … John Oliver skewered charter schools with 18 minutes … moratorium on new charters, which has provoked … scenario, the explosion of charter schools in the last …

Cornerstone Charter Schools

… School, two public charter schools in the city …

Top 10 Charter High Schools

… list of the top 10 charter public high schools. To …

Detroit Charters Face All of the Obstacles of Detroit Public Schools – And Overcome Them

Success at Detroit Achievement Academy and Cesar Chavez Academy-East

… time, the city’s 100 charter campuses have pressed … research . National Charter Schools Week is a … third-year Detroit charters recently allowed me … Cesar Chavez Academy charter district, which spends …

Democratic Lawmakers Target Charter Public Schools, School Choice

State Dems introduce twice as many laws to restrict charter schools than to fund roads

… an outright ban on charter public schools and the … entities that authorize ("charter") them. The bills are … when the number of charter schools in the state … by the most common chartering entity, state universities. …

No Sports At Charters? Good Teams Can’t Undo A Poor School

Charter schools in Detroit short on sports but most outperform on academics

… frequent critic of charter schools Diane Ravitch … free-market reforms and charter schools for the problems … Michigan.” ForTheRecord says: Charter school opponents sometimes … majority of public charter schools in Detroit don’t …

State Report: More Growth for Charter Students

… report  it requested on charter public school performance. … results. In short, charter public school students … authorized by the 11 largest charter school authorizers in … student  growth  by comparing charter public students to similar …

Hypocritical Outrage Over Conventional Schools Closed Versus Charter Public Schools

Overspending sinks some public schools; 77 charter schools have been closed

… Walter French Academy charter school in Lansing closed … million more than the charter public school and was … didn't want any more charter public schools added … accountability" with charter schools when they were …

The Great Charter School Debate

… student performance in charter public schools have … over the expansion of charter schooling. Meanwhile, … states that become more charter-friendly. Missing from … the effectiveness of charter schools, however, is …

No Accountability? 30 Percent of Detroit's Charter Schools Have Closed

22 charters have shuttered since 1994

… law introduced public charter schools to the state … about 30 percent of the charters that have opened their … conventional public schools, charters have no semi-monopoly … school provides. If a charter school fails to deliver, …

Detroit Public Schools Super Responds To ‘Charter Students Outperform’ Report

Vitti: We serve more special ed students, charters no silver bullet, state hasn’t helped

… that students in Detroit charter schools do better than their … content--district or charter performance. As a district … can be done through charter school expansion. Charter schools are not a sliver …

Union’s Rationing Scheme Would Consign Detroit Students To Inferior Schools

Teacher unions don’t want competition from nonunionized charter schools

… limit the number of charter schools. David Hecker, … particular Detroit charter school to support his … illustrates why public charter schools are needed in … to the closing of a charter school called the Detroit …

State Can’t Name Any School Closed for Poor Performance

But applies double-standard to charters

As charter public school authorizers … for poorly performing charter schools, choice advocates … threatened to suspend charter school authorizers’ … closed. In contrast, some charter school authorizers have …

Educrats Spin Conspiracy Theories

… cap on the number of charter public schools. The … increased competition from charters. The Mlive.com … child’s education to a charter public school, thousands … tax dollar goes to a charter school unless parents …

Failing Charter Public Schools Are Shut Down; Conventional Public Schools Remain Open

'Charter schools have traditionally been the only public schools that have been held accountable for their performance'

… schools, four were charter public schools and three … remain open. "Charter schools have traditionally … accountability for all schools — charter or traditional." Twenty-nine of … recently been converted to charter public schools or are …

Contrary to Report, Charter Schools Get Less Money Per Pupil Than Conventional Schools

Media runs with faulty claim that charter public schools at fault for conventional schools financial problems

Michigan charter public schools have … report . Yet, charter public schools receive … Moody's description that charter school funding is "generous," … revenue problem. Charter public schools face …

Jalen Rose: An Education Entrepreneur

… cap on the number of charter public schools that … doors to a brand new charter school: Jalen Rose …

Top 10 Charter High Schools in 2014

Center's report card accounts for student background

… are the Top 10 public charter high schools. These … schools .  Of the 10 public charter schools listed below, … Academy, Universal Academy, Excel Charter Academy-Grand River …

Politicians: Stop Blocking the Online Charter School Door!

Online charter schools are a promising … market demand: One online charter school is being forced … of a Michigan online charter school notes that he … taxpayer dollars, given that online charter schools generally cost …

'Stranded Costs' Will Always Be Paid by Taxpayers

… to nerf public charter schools and school contractors. The unions would like charters and contractors to … regardless of whether charters or contractors are included. Both charters and school contractors …