Thursday, February 27, 2014

Research never dies (UPDATED) just goes off to another state...
Look, it's our old friend Stephen Eide (formerly of the Worcester Research Bureau) with a piece on how charging rent to NYC charter schools would be a VERY BAD IDEA.
Oh, but when you play in the big leagues you have people like Bruce Baker to come along and point out the things you missed in your research.
Baker’s review explains that the report consists primarily of “a handful of poorly documented tables and graphs listing potential budget deficits, speculative layoffs, and average proficiency rates of co-located and non-co-located charter schools, few if any of which actually validate the author’s conclusions regarding the impact of charging rent on the growth of ‘good schools.’”

UPDATE: Diane Ravitch picked up Baker's argument here. Baker comments on the larger issue here.

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