“ROUNDING THE GLOBE’-20: Critical analysis of Boston Globe education coverage
The question of the hour
Bias is a sin of commission and omission. The question of the hour, which we all have plenty of time to ponder, as we watch our water pots boil and wait for Larry Harmon to respond to my previous post, is:
Will Boston Globe readers have the opportunity to read a story like the one that appeared in the NYT (website now…paper tomorrow)?
“Despite push, success at charters mixed”
Here are two paragraphs:
“But for all their support and cultural cachet, the majority of the 5,000 or so charter schools nationwide appear to be no better, and in many cases worse, than local public schools when measured by achievement on standardized tests, according to experts citing years of research. Last year one of the most comprehensive studies, by researchers from Stanford University, found that fewer than one-fifth of charter schools nationally offered a better education than comparable local schools, almost half offered an equivalent education and more than a third, 37 percent, were “significantly worse.
“Although “charter schools have become a rallying cry for education reformers,” the report, by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes, warned, “this study reveals in unmistakable terms that, in the aggregate, charter students are not faring as well” as students in traditional schools.”
The next few days should tell the tale..or not tell it, as the case may be.