Tuesday, May 04, 2010

For minorities, a charter-school boost

Marcus Winters with some important new findings on the performance of NYC's charter schools:

Here's yet another possible reason to back charter schools: It seems that minority students who attend them get into the city's top high schools at a far higher rate than other kids.

A recent review of data provided by the city's Department of Education reveals that African-American charter-school students were 60 percent more likely than their traditional public-school counterparts to earn a seat in one of New York City's "specialized" high schools last year.

For Hispanics, the rate of acceptance was twice as high for charter kids as for those from traditional schools.


For minorities, a charter-school boost


Last Updated: 8:27 AM, April 27, 2010


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