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  NAACP Statement on Charter Schools
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Last EditedThomas Walker  Dec 28, 2011 12:08pm
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CategoryPress Release
News DateTuesday, December 27, 2011 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWHEREAS, charter schools are public schools which were originally designed to explore new approaches to educate students; and

WHEREAS, in some cases, charter schools have become a school model that is used to segregate students; and
WHEREAS, charter schools have too seldom informed the education community
regarding innovative instructional strategies that accelerate academic achievement in the general population of students; and

WHEREAS, the Center for Research in Educational Outcomes (CREDO) which
examined charter school data in fifteen (15) states and the District of Columbia
confirmed that only 17% of the charter school students in the study outperformed their peers, while 46% performed no better and 37% performed worse; and
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