Part III: Wheat from the Chaff

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EDUCATION
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4 min read
634 words
Beau Evans
Aug 20, 2021
Key Points
  • Nearly 42% of Georgia charter schools closed or reverted to traditional public districts.
  • Roughly 1 in 26 Georgia students enrolled in charter schools in spring 2021.
  • Academic progress promising for most charter schools.
Whether the closures or switch to public schools is a good or bad historical trend depends on whom you ask. Supporters of charter schools actually consider some closures to be a good thing, proving that the model works as intended by weeding out schools that lag behind on academic progress or fail to muster financial ...

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