For Immediate Release: August 22, 2017
NEW YORK STATE TESTING DATA SHOW WHY PARENTS ARE LINING UP TO ADMIT THEIR CHILD TO A CHARTER SCHOOL
Test scores released today continue to show charters gaining faster than rest of the state
Albany, NY – The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response to the New York State Education Department’s release of the 2017 Grades 3-8 Math and ELA test scores.
Northeast Charter Schools Network New York State Director Andrea Rogers said, “Let’s hope these results catch the New York State Assembly Majority’s eye before they introduce more charter-killing legislation. No one should stand in the way of a parent’s right to choose a great school for their child.
“Charter schools are once again outperforming their district counterparts in every region of the state. Charters are also improving faster than the statewide average growth. This is true for schools in New York City as well as the rest of the state.
“It’s obvious why thousands of parents across the state are choosing charter schools. In places like Rochester, where the district schools’ average proficiency rates are in the single digits, or in New York City, which is home to many charter schools but there are still tens of thousands of names on waiting lists, charters work for children and families.”
More on the state testing data here.
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and 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.
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