Charter advocate calls report’s poverty numbers ‘garbage’

A state report on charter schools is probably wrong about the wealth disparities between charter school students and traditional school students, a charter advocacy group said Thursday.

The report likely overstates the difference, said Lee Teague, spokesman for the N.C. Public Charter Schools Association. It’s hard to say definitively because the charters self-report the percentages of economically disadvantaged students at their schools, Teague said. The problem is that the state Department of Public Instruction can’t say for sure either, he said.  Read More



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