Report says Detroit-area charter schools often lag

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A newspaper's analysis of recent test data finds that Detroit-area charter high schools are often doing the same or worse at educating students than public schools.

The Detroit News reports Thursday that of 25 charters in Detroit or nearby, six had higher math or science proficiency scores than Detroit Public Schools' average on the most recent Michigan Merit Exam.

Most of the others were doing worse than the district.

More charters did poorer in reading and writing, while charters surpassed the Detroit school district in social studies.

Detroit students consistently score well below state averages on standardized tests, and thousands have fled to suburban schools and
charters inside and outside the city.

The district's enrollment has dropped from 104,000 in 2007 to 74,000 this year.


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