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August 25, 2011

Evidence Supports Charter Autonomy from Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee's Non-Instrumentality Charter Schools Outperform MPS on ACT

Christian D'Andrea:

There are two different types of charter schools in the City of Milwaukee, and by at least one measure, those not chartered by the Milwaukee Public Schools are performing better.

Milwaukee's ACT scores rose in 2011, but they still weren't able to match the production of the city's non-union charter schools. In the end, the non-district charter schools left their instrumentality counterparts in the dust when it came to college readiness.

The city's non-instrumentality charter schools outperformed the MPS average when it came to the ACT, a selective college readiness test, in the past school year. These schools aren't operated or authorized by local school boards, and have been more successful in preparing students when weighed against the city's average. In the four qualifying high schools, students averaged a score of 18.8.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at August 25, 2011 3:12 AM
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