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Study: School Competition Fosters Marketing, Not Academics

New research out of New Orleans suggests that a charter school market likely requires increased policy oversight.

Texas charter school children and supporters rallied at the Texas Capitol to lobby the Legislature for more funding on May 8, 2013.

New research from University of Texas at Austin assistant professor Huriya Jabbar and the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans suggests that a market inundated by charter school competition likely requires increased oversight from policymakers. Of 30 schools studied, the majority chose to focus on marketing tactics rather than academic improvements. (Washington Post)

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