Document Number: 6419The Effect of Charter School Competition on Traditional Public School Students in Texas - This report looks for changes in student achievement in traditional public schools following the introduction of charter schools as a form of competition. The report finds evidence of a positive impact on student performance – at least in terms of test scores – for students remaining in traditional schools in Texas. The effect was consistent across math and reading, districts and campuses and across a variety of specifications. (Kevin Booker, Scott Gilpatric, Timothy Gronberg and Dennis Jansen, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, September 2005)...
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