Analysis shows little difference between charter school and neighborhood school performance

Analysis shows little difference between charter school and neighborhood school performance
Analysis shows little difference between charter school and neighborhood school performance

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. Photo: Flickr/evmaiden