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  • No Comparison: Jay P. Greene on the truth about charter schools

    08/20/2004 12:22:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 411+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | August 19, 2004 | Jay P. Greene
    Mr.Greene is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Education Research Office. Buried in a new report by the U.S. Department of Education is a comparison claiming to show that charter schools — independently run public schools free from many restrictions — have lower average test scores than regular public schools. A front page New York Times story, put together with the help of America’s second-largest teachers union, recently trumpeted this previously obscure statistic. But the original report buried the finding for a very good reason. Such a broad comparison between charter schools and regular public schools is sheer nonsense....