The Education Exchange: Charters Are 43% More Productive Than Traditional Public Schools, a Study Finds

Seven-city comparison finds some schools doing more with less

Photo of Patrick WolfA professor of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick J. Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s new research, which finds that charter schools in seven U.S. cities are more cost effective than their traditional public school counterparts, according to test results.

The study, “Making it Count: The Productivity of Public Charter Schools in Seven U.S. Cities,” co-written with Corey A. DeAngelis, Cassidy Syftestad, Larry D. Maloney and Jay F. May, is available now.

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