Allowing schools greater independence to make important policy decisions leads to better results for students, according to a new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

“Gaps and Growth: Comparing different types of public schools in Wisconsin” examines growth rates in student performance in reading and math at both charter schools and traditional public schools.

Using data taken directly from the Department of Public Instruction’s 2013-2014 Report Card for public schools, the study shows students at charter schools are exhibiting greater growth on average in those core areas than students at traditional public schools. Read more here…