62% of Florida's *best* voucher schools produced negative gains for voucher kids -- 75% in Polk. And low income public school kids always produce far better tests scores than voucher kids.
Not sure why this comment isn't showing on the site. But I would encourage you to research the selection effect for yourself. My primary goal here is to treat private schools and vouchers *exactly* the way Jeb Bush and anti-public school crusaders treat public schools. I have found that's often the best way to come to a truce.
our Fascist Governor and his highly paid boy Cochran have wanted to gut the public school system since the get-go. Any carrot dangled with the express motive of appeasing the public is lipstick on a pig and the State rapes PS budgets each and every year to send to charter and non-public schools.
Wonder how Lakeland Christian avoided the small accountability required of them?
Unfortunately, this new voucher bill will fly under the radar for most people so there won't be the public outcry that it deserves!
In New Orleans, charters avoided publishing their failures by churning corporations, or changing corporate ownership. There was a period of grace after this to allow "new owners" to bring the students up to standard. Perhaps this is happening in some corporate schools.
I found the sort by alpha presentation by Herrington and Dyehouse to be useless. Perhaps they have a nice spreadsheet somewhere. Herrington publishes in Sage journals and looks approachable. I would like to see schools sorted by date of incorporation in order to segregate the schools created in the mid-70s to avoid segregation as well as by district and by ownership.