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Poverty at the root of problems in our schools

Charter schools are, as a whole, exacerbating educational inequality.  Stanford’s 2009 CREDO study, an extensive nationwide analysis of charter schools, found that while 17 percent of charters outperform traditional public schools, 37 percent “deliver learning results that are significantly worse than their student[s] would have realized had they remained in traditional public schools.”