The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement, a new title from the Economic Policy Institute, claims that charter schools appear to produce lower test scores that cannot be explained by their students’ backgrounds. Critics have responded that the book’s findings are unduly influenced by EPI’s connection with the American Federation of Teachers.
How are charter schools influencing the American education system, and its students? What role should charter schools play in the future?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.