Critics Complain as NYC Charters Score Better Than Traditional Schools
It's not fair!
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.