Source: CRPE

Several months ago Robin Lake critiqued a report by Dr. Gordon Lafer and published by In the Public Interest (ITPI)…the report continues to inform policy deliberations in California, where a commission is weighing charter school policy changes and lawmakers are considering a five-year moratorium on new charter schools. Lake outlines methodological concerns with the report which include (among others), the “fiscal impact” analysis’ focus on charter school growth, ignoring the many other causes of district enrollment loss, and the assumption that all students attending charter schools had transferred from a district school.