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Charter-school success is driven by the demographic characteristics of the students in the schools rather than educational strategies, concludes a new study distributed to state legislators and policymakers.

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Arkansas, Pages 11 on 03/17/2011

Print Headline: Statistics called key to charters’ success

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  • MenLR2
    March 17, 2011 at 6:57 a.m.

    Now pardon me while I step out here on a limb. I realize that I am in no way as smart as the Teacher's Union,Arkansas Education Association. Or even know who the heck Arkansas Public Policy Panel or Arkansas andAdvocates for Children and Families.............Maybe I should start "Arkansas's Chunky Butt Board of Folks With Common Sense" and release my own report??? .......
    But even THEIR report shows that Charter School kids got a better score for about 20% less money. Someone please explain when this is bad and why we are not expanding the Charter School System RIGHT NOW! .......
    And for the record....I attend a field trip for about 20 students of Arkansas Virtual Academy just yesterday. And there was not one BMW or Mercedes in the parking lot. Not even a 10 year old Lexus. These were middle of the road folks who I would class as not any where near rich or mostly white. The parents and kids I have meet from Arkansas Virtual Academy look like the same folks you would find at Wal-Mart any day of the week. All colors,with some a bit better off than others and all more concerned about their kids education than the general public.

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