NJ Charter schools on the rise, but critics worry about the kids left behind

May 18, 2016

But critics are still concerned about the children charters do not take from the traditional public schools.

“The charters kind of cream off the less expensive, easier to educate students,” said Dr. Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. “The more challenging students are left concentrated in the district schools.”

New Jersey Department of Education data shows that traditional public schools keep a higher percentage of children with special needs, kids learning to speak english and the poorest of the poor.

Pix11 News, May 18

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