Charter Schools

Critics Complain as NYC Charters Score Better Than Traditional Schools

It's not fair!

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Charter schools score higher than city-operated schools by many measures — but they serve a less challenging population, with fewer needy students, the latest state numbers show.

Publicly funded, privately run charter schools enroll less than half as many English-language learners and fewer kids with disabilities than district-run schools do.

Critics say the disparity puts more strain on city-run schools.