U.S. Examines Quality Of Charter Schools

2004

The U.S. Department of Education completes a comprehensive report on the progress and quality of the nation’s charter schools. The study looks at 6,000 fourth graders in both traditional public schools and charter schools and compared math and reading skills. The charter school students scored worse in both subjects. Despite these disappointing results, the charter school movement remains strong and is one of the strategies promoted in the federal No Child Left Behind law.