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To: neverdem

The charter school and private school comparisons to public schools are flawed. Most kids (with parental help) who attend these schools are there because they sought to be there.


7 posted on 05/09/2009 10:24:46 AM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: umgud

>> The charter school and private school comparisons to public schools are flawed. Most kids (with parental help) who attend these schools are there because they sought to be there. <<

Read the item and then think again:

The study compared (a) kids in charter schools with (b)non-charter kids who had applied for charter schools. Seems to have been virtually a controlled experiment, since the charter kids were chosen in a lottery. In other words, there was no difference in parents’ motivations between charter kids and non-charter kids.

So unless the lottery was crooked (not an impossibility in New York, I’ll admit!), then your criticism would seem unfounded.


15 posted on 05/09/2009 2:13:51 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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