Low demand for charters among low-income: Researchers examine school selection, reforms and effects”

Bay State Banner; December 10, 2015

Despite the fan­fare, there is sur­pris­ing­ly low demand in Boston for char­ter schools among the pop­u­la­tions that may ben­e­fit from them most, said one researcher at an edu­ca­tion reform con­fer­ence on Monday.


Presenters at “Leveraging Research and Policy to Improve K-12 Education in Massachusetts” exam­ined fac­tors behind school selec­tion choice and shared reform lessons learned over the years.


The con­fer­ence was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and orga­nized by the FRB Boston and the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative.