A Serious Look at Charter Schools

From National Journal
By Fawn Johnson

Last week, the Government Accountability Office issued a perplexing report showing that charter schools enrolled a lower percentage of students with disabilities than traditional public schools. The most dispiriting part of report is at end of the report’s second line–“little is known about the factors contributing to these differences.” GAO’s researchers pride themselves on their thoroughness and impartiality, which makes their very tame recommendations at the end of the report all the more remarkable. The report said the Education Department should 1) update existing guidance on schools’ obligations to students with disabilities and 2) more research is needed.

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