Stagnant City Schools Are Failing Minorities: Across 50 cities, Student performance is flat and staggering inequalities exist, a new report says.
In urban school districts across the country, student performance is flat, poor and minority students are experiencing staggering inequalities and the picture is especially troubling for black students. Those are the findings of a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research and policy center housed at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Charter Schools Are Here to Stay
When the Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state's charter school law earlier this month, it drew attention not only to the long fight to create charter schools there, but to the state of the charter movement nationally. While the court's decision illustrates the significant political and policy barriers that charter schools still face in many states, it also highlights how deeply entrenched charters have become in the landscape of U.S. public education. If Washington policymakers fail to reinstate the law, Washington will be one of only eight states nationally without charter schools.