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Charters are the answer?

Submitted by Shani Adia Evans on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 12:01 Posted in High schools | Permalink

In his 2009 annual letter, Bill Gates lamented that many of the high schools his foundation funded did not improve student outcomes in a meaningful way. Although many of the schools did have higher attendance and graduation rates, they had not graduated more college-ready students. However, Gates wrote that a few successful non-selective schools serving mostly poor students had been effective in raising expectations and student achievement.

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