My results confirm that low-performing students are more likely to exit charters than higher-performing students. But I also find that low-performing students in traditional public schools demonstrate similar attrition patterns. In other words, low-performing students are more likely to exit their schools regardless of school sector attended. The relevant question, then, is whether low-performing students are more likely to exit charters than traditional public schools.

The answer to that question, my findings reveal, is “no”: Low-performing students are just as likely to exit a traditional public school in New York City as they are to exit a charter school. Read more here…