Friday, February 12, 2010

UCLA/IDEA: Themes in the News for the week of February 8-12, 2010 + Daily Top Stories

Studies Point to Segregative Effects of Charter Schools |


Students’ race, family income, special needs, and home language are factors that underlie many of the debates for and against charter schools. However, these factors are often addressed in the general language of commitments to equity, hopes to provide opportunity for all students, efforts to close “achievement gaps,” and so forth. Now that three new studies shine a light on the segregative effects of charters, school reformers will have to ask with whether this trend is acceptable, reversible, educationally sound, or compatible with an equitable and just schooling system. (more...)

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