Urban Charter Schools Often Succeed. Suburban Ones Often Don’t.”

New York Times; November 20, 2015

Charter schools are con­tro­ver­sial. But are they good for education?


Rigorous research sug­gests that the answer is yes for an impor­tant, under­served group: low-income, non­white stu­dents in urban areas. These chil­dren tend to do bet­ter if enrolled in char­ter schools instead of tra­di­tion­al pub­lic schools.