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Can Charter Schools Boost Test Scores For Low-Income Kids?

Indiana lawmakers who supported last session’s education overhaul have billed charter schools as a better alternative than the state’s public schools for teaching low-income students. But state test scores from spring 2011, used as a measure of student performance, show the opposite: Public school students have outperformed their charter school counterparts. Charter schools tend to […]

Two Months Later, Disagreements Among Lawmakers Persist

Indiana House Education Committee Chair Robert Behning defended his party’s education overhaul as “what’s best for kids, not adults” at a panel discussion at IU on Thursday, while Democrats continued their objections to new laws on collective bargaining, private school vouchers, and teacher merit pay. “What we did this year goes against all research,” panelist […]

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