Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation

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An Associated Press article about segregation in charter schools has sparked a stinging backlash from education advocates across the country.

The article, which went out wide on the AP wire under the headline “US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation,” makes the assertion that charter schools are more likely than district schools to have a 99 percent or higher minority population, which the reporters say correlates to “low achievement levels” for students.

The article was published in several major metropolitan newspapers, and was featured in Education Week, Esquire, and ABC News.

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2017-12-12T09:47:06+00:00

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