School Choice & Charters Report Roundup

Charter Effects

By Kevin Bushweller — October 11, 2005 1 min read

“The Effect of Charter Schools on Traditional Public School Students in Texas: Are Children Who Stay Behind Left Behind?” is posted by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education.

The emergence of charter schools can have “positive and significant” effects on students’ reading and math scores in nearby regular public schools, concludes a study by researchers at the rand Corp., the University of Tennessee, and Texas A&M University.

The researchers arrived at their conclusions after examining eight years of test-score data on individual students in Texas.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2005 edition of Education Week

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