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Texas Study Informs Massachusetts Vote on Charter School Additions

As Massachusetts gears up for a much-anticipated public vote on expanding its charter school network, a recently published study paints a less-than-favorable picture of charters’ performance in Texas.

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy charter school, San Antonio, TX, October 14, 2013.

As Massachusetts gears up for a much-anticipated public vote to decide on whether the state should expand its charter school network, a recently published study paints a less-than-favorable picture of charters’ performance in Texas. Researchers from Harvard and Princeton found that while some charter schools may boost standardized test scores and academic performance, they did nothing to improve career readiness or higher income earnings for graduates. (Boston Globe)

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