I am sure I am missing some schools (so please do email me if you can think of the schools I am missing) but using NYSUT's rock-solid methodology, you'll see that KIPP is the only unionized charter school in the state that is outperforming its bizarrely-selected comparison schools.
None of the other unionized schools in the study (Renaissance, Beginning with Children, Roosevelt, Wildcat, Amber, and the worst charter in the state - New Covenant) did better than the token public school NYSUT used to arrive at its predetermined results. (In fact, if you take the unionized charter schools out of the study, NYSUT's own dubious results for charter schools overall grow remarkably more rosy!)
**** UPDATE: The Riverhead Charter School, which is also unionized, also bested the cherry-picked district school in the NYSUT analysys, joining KIPP in NYSUT's Charter School Hall of Fame. The Applied Technologies Charter School, another union school, on the other hand, suffered a whooping at the hands of NYSUT's merciless number-crunchers. ****
By NYSUT's own standards, "card check" would be an unmitigated disaster for the children of New York State!
Oh, and also: The NYSUT study should have all sorts of people accusing the UFT of gaming the system by not having test scores to use in the comparison. What, the union didn't open its doors early enough to have test scores?? That sounds fishy!
Note to charter school teachers whose own union dues paid for the smear of their schools: Don't worry, you're cool. Nobody is really buying the stuff NYSUT is putting out anyway. Though you may want to consider finding another union to represent you - one that won't piss on you while you're trying to work.
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