A report released today by the IBO confirms what charter schools have been saying - that they do a better job keeping students, including students with special needs, enrolled in their school.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 29, 2015
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IBO Study Dispels Myth About Charter Schools Versus District Schools Student Attrition Rates
Albany, NY – A report released today by the IBO confirms what charter schools have been saying - that they do a better job keeping students, including students with special needs, enrolled in their school.
The Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said, "Down goes another baseless allegation against charter school educators and their students. In the face of this data, the unions and their sympathizers should apologize for years’ worth of smears on the hard work of charter school educators and their students. The following is just one example of the misinformation spewed by those who do not believe that low-income parents deserve more public school options.”
UFT President Michael Mulgrew: “State law requires that charters serve the same percentage of poor and special-needs children, along with English-language learners, as their local district schools do. Unfortunately, many charter schools ignore this requirement. Meanwhile, parents complain that special-needs children and students who struggle academically have been “counseled out” of charters, most of them ending up in local district schools while the charters hold onto students with better scores.” (New York Daily News, January 14, 2014)
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
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