Charter schools in Ohio are failing to serve disadvantaged and minority students as well as noncharter public schools do, a study suggests.
The annual study was conducted by the Coalition for Public Education, an Ohio-based organization composed of the Ohio Parent-Teachers Association, the Ohio School Boards Association, the Ohio Education Association, and many other state and local groups.
The research showed that economically disadvantaged children met the state standard for proficiency in mathematics in 68 percent of traditional public schools, compared with 24 percent of charter schools. African-American students met the same standard in 40 percent of noncharter public schools but in just 20 percent of charter schools.
A version of this article appeared in the August 30, 2006 edition of Education Week