August 28, 2012 | Posted At: 01:24 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: (Who Cares What) Research Says , Parents & Parenting , Think Tank Mafia , Urban Ed
Charts: 32 Percent Of Charter Kids Pulled From Privates
First things first: The numbers -- 193,000 kids (Rand via LA Times) -- are small, over all, for a nation of 50 million + schoolchildren. But they're much bigger in some places where charters have proliferated, pulling 32 percent of their enrollment from privates. Some folks will look at these figures and say that it proves charters promote privatization, which is, I think a false connection. Others will look at them and say, hey, charters are a viable alternative to private schools in some places -- bringing parents back into the public system.