Reality check to charter schools

letter to the Washington Post

Ms. Rhee prides herself on having a “data-driven” administration. Has she missed the data on public school test scores vs. charter school scores?

Charter schools in the District of Columbia can fire teachers at will, and yet few of them are outperforming their public school counterparts. If firing teachers lay at the heart of the problem, wouldn’t these charter schools be doing better by Ms. Rhee’s favorite yardstick, test scores?

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