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Low-Income Kids Pass ISTEP In Higher Rates At Public Schools

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.

Click here to read the story on the StateImpact Indiana blog, where there’s a breakdown of school performance data and a radio feature taking a look at one charter school whose scores stand out.

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