In this week’s Newton TAB, Editor Andy Levin urges voters to vote yes on Question 2, a ballot initiative that would allow for up to 12 more charter schools per year.
A couple of excerpts:
“According to Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), students in Massachusetts’ charters receive the equivalent of an extra month-and-a-half of reading instruction and an extra two-and-a-half months of math instruction in an academic year relative to their peers in district schools. Also according to CREDO, Boston charter students see the most academic improvement in the country relative to their district-school peers.”
“The Boston Opportunity Agenda has reported what should be considered the most important statistic for any high school: In 2016, 98.5 percent of Boston charter school graduates were accepted into college, with almost 90 percent headed to a four-year school. Those numbers are on par with the state’s best school districts, including Newton.”
I’m not sure if I agree with him but I’m always glad to see him take a stand.