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Re: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Media Advisory: New Stanford Study Finds Success at NYC Charter Schools

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  • robert bowen
    Greetings all.   Attached are my notes from a 2004 keynote address, on charter schools, given by then Harvard Professor Hoxby.   Oneness, Rob ... From: seung
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2010
    Greetings all.
     
    Attached are my notes from a 2004 keynote address, on charter schools, given by then Harvard Professor Hoxby.
     
    Oneness,
    Rob


    --- On Sat, 1/2/10, seung <positivelypessimist@...> wrote:

    From: seung <positivelypessimist@...>
    Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Media Advisory: New Stanford Study Finds Success at NYC Charter Schools
    To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Saturday, January 2, 2010, 11:30 AM

     
    This study is typical of Hoxby, an economist continually lauded by conservative think tanks.
    The ignorance of race in this study can be summed up in the sentence,"  New York City charter schools are demonstrating better results for students overall, and for several key groups, including Blacks and Hispanics in both reading and math." 
     
    So let's get something straight.  All Blacks and Hispanics are the same?  Would we dare even say such a thing about white kids," White kids in Apalachia underperform white kids in San Diego."  Doesn't that sound rather silly?  Ah, when it comes to white kids we allow for individual differences in family support, motivation, socio-economic backround, academic support, and individual abilities.
     
    The charter schools in NYC are doing one thing and one thing only.  They are screening for the best kids - and yes, the best kids among the black and hispanic population, the best kids below the poverty line, etc.  Here is a comment left by a parent in an Ednotes online Blog:
     
    "I can attest that the charter schools get lists of 3 and 4 level students from the DOE and advertise to them. Last year, my two children who attend the gifted and talented school on the Lower East Side, each, received in the mail, 4 to 5 glossy invitations to enroll in the Harlem Success Academy Schools. I have in no way inquired about the schools and was disturbed to learn that they had my children's names and addresses. As I looked at these fancy advertisements [I never received anything like this from the public schools], I wondered what other information does this organization have about my children. Interestingly enough, my daughter, who attends the local public school recieved no invitation. This proves that the charter schools cull the DOE lists and search for the best students to enroll in their schools." 
     
    Seung Ok

     
    On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Norm <norscot@aol. com> wrote:
     
    The NYCDOE commissions a study that shows how bad the schools they manage are doing relative to charter schools. We must be stuck in the TV show "The Prisoner."



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Chris Bertelli <chris@larsonpr. com>
    To: normsco@gmail. com
    Sent: Fri, Jan 1, 2010 2:05 pm
    Subject: Media Advisory: New Stanford Study Finds Success at NYC Charter Schools

    Dear Norman:
    A new report by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University commissioned by the New York City Department of Education found that charter schools in New York City are demonstrating significantly better results for their students in reading and in math than their traditional public school counterparts.  New York City charter schools are demonstrating better results for students overall, and for several key groups, including Blacks and Hispanics in both reading and math, for students who had not previously done well in traditional public schools, for students in poverty in reading, for students enrolled for at least two years or more in reading, and for all students in math regardless of how long they were enrolled.
    CREDO director Dr. Macke Raymond will be participating in a conference call on January 5 to discuss the specifics of the report and what their results mean for policymakers considering changes in education policy.
    Below is information about the call.  Please take a moment to respond to this email or call me at (916) 273-9559 if you have questions or plan on participating on the call.
    Best regards,
    Chris Bertelli
    Larson Communications for CREDO at Stanford
     
    Media Advisory
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               
    January 1, 2010
     
    Contact: Chris Bertelli
    LarsonCommunication s
    (916) 273-9559 (o)
    (916) 216-1705 (m)
            NEW STANFORD STUDY FINDS NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOLS PROVIDING SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER RESULTS IN READING, MATH
    WHAT: A new report by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University found that charter schools in New York City are demonstrating significantly better results for their students in reading and in math than their traditional public school counterparts. 
    The CREDO at Stanford report was commissioned at the request of the New York City Department of Education in July, 2009, following CREDO’s national report released in June, 2009, entitled, “Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States.” That report was the first detailed national assessment of charter school impacts.
    CREDO and NYC Department of Education officials will discuss the report on a conference call for media.
    WHO:             Dr. Macke Raymond – Director, CREDO at Stanford
    WHEN:          Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 11:30 a.m. EST
    WHERE:       Via conference call, 888-645-4404 or 201-604-0169, no password required
     
    About CREDO at Stanford University
    CREDO at Stanford University was established to improve empirical evidence about education reform and student performance at the primary and secondary levels. CREDO at Stanford University supports education organizations and policymakers in using reliable research and program evaluation to assess the performance of education initiatives.  CREDO's valuable insight helps educators and policymakers strengthen their focus on the results from innovative programs, curricula, policies or accountability practices.  http://credo. stanford. edu
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