By Jamar Younger
Arizona’s public charter students have outperformed their peers for the past three years, topping state and national indicators of academic success.
This year, charter students once again scored higher than the state average in virtually every grade level and subject area on the state’s AzMERIT test for the third straight year, according to results released by the Arizona Department of Education on Sept. 6.
Despite these accomplishments, Arizona’s charter performance is usually met with the skepticism of those who believe charters don’t cater to all students, notably minority and underserved youth.
It’s time to retire that stereotype.