There's a big new study from RAND out about charters in Chicago that includes what is purported to be good news about their benefits.
Reading between the lines of the press release, you get the sense that charters don't look as good on test score measures as they do on graduation and college entry measures, and that charter students are somewhat higher-achieving (and more affluent?) than traditional CPS students. There's also a clear message that first-year charters are rough and that certain kinds of charters (multi-grade high schools) do better than other kinds.
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