Indiana has made headlines for creating the nation’s largest education voucher program by letting parents use state money to send their children to private, parochial, and charter schools.
Charter school advocates in Indiana say this will transform the state’s education climate. But this year’s state standardized test scores – released this week – still show that charter schools don’t perform as well as traditional public schools on exams. StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes looks at one charter school – Christel House Academy in Indianapolis. This school performed well in the middle of a city where less than half of public school students pass I-STEP exams.
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