A relatively new report from the Washington Examiner says that charter schools in Florida now significantly outperform the traditional schools in that state.
Just of few of the comments include:
- On state exams, charter students outperformed their peers in traditional schools in 65 out of 77 comparisons;
- Charter students learned more from one year to the next in 82 of 96 comparisons that focused on learning gains;
- In 20 out of 22 comparisons, charters had smaller achievement gaps in math, English and social studies between white students and their black and Hispanic peers.
So, Florida has set the bar high as Kentucky gets ready to launch its first charter schools. We need the same sort of outstanding results from our charters, too.