Analysis shows little difference between charter school and neighborhood school performance
The whole purpose and push for charter schools-schools run by private companies with public tax money-was that they could deliver a better education than your neighborhood public school. But a new analysis by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Medill Data Project show that in 2013, students in CPS-run schools scored higher on state tests than their peers at charters. Those findings sync with a study done by WBEZ several years ago. The Chicago Sun Times’ Dan Mihalopoulos and WBEZ’s Linda Lutton break down the numbers.