The Boston Globe reports that a new study on public schools in “Bean Town” shows that charter schools notably outperformed regular public schools and another non-standard experimental public school called “Pilot Schools.” The pilot schools are somewhere between regular schools and charters, with the main difference apparently being more union involvement in the pilots.
The research was conducted by a Harvard-MIT team, so the qualification of the researchers should have been well above average for usual education studies. The results were controlled to create a fair comparison of students in both charter and regular public school systems. The results are so remarkable that they could lead to an increase in the Massachusetts cap on charter schools.
Meanwhile, in good old Kentucky, we only have two – sorta – charters: the Model Laboratory School at Eastern Kentucky University and the Gatton School at Western Kentucky University. For the rest of us Kentuckians – nothing.
Why should kids in inner city Boston get a better education deal than our kids get?