Charter schools 'no better' at educating students, data shows
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Similar scores were reported for eighth-grade reading, math and science tests.
Several education experts told Bridge they expected the impact of charter schools to be greater after two decades and significant growth. One stated charters appear to be best serving poor minorities and other low-achieving students.
Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature passed a reform package at the end of last year lifting the cap on the number of public school academies. The cap will be eliminated in 2015.
Some experts told Bridge the charter school system is not solving the problems with public education in Michigan, but rather has left the state with two failing systems instead of one.
Read the full Bridge Magazine report here.