Charter School Safety
Following a multiple stabbing at a Bronx high school that resulted in the death of a student, the issue of school safety is in the news again. Mayor de Blasio insists that schools are safer than ever, but many teachers and students don’t seem so sure. A new study evaluating safety at charter schools and district schools finds that the charters appear to be doing a better job.
The Facts You Need to Know
Safer: Out of 150 charter schools, nearly half offer a safer environment than neighboring district schools. Read more.
Shifting: Mayor de Blasio’s Department of Education has changed the way that it surveys schools, obfuscating the significance of year-over-year safety comparisons. Read more.
Mayhem: District school teachers are reporting higher levels of disorder. Read more.
“While every charter school is different, and the advantage is not universal, the conclusion is unmistakable: From a parent’s perspective, a charter school is frequently the safest option in the neighborhood.”
The Past is Present
“Mobile phones encourage theft and assault—but banning them in schools isn’t working.”
The Tikvah Fund presents:
Alternatives to Public Education
Featuring Eva Moskowitz
Founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools
6:30pm | October 30, 2017
New York, NY
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