Charter schools out perform public schools on this year's MEAP test

Update: June 14th, 9:17 a.m.

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Charter Schools out performed public schools on the MEAP tests, according to the Michigan Association of Public Schools Acadamies (MAPSA).

School Representatives announced Monday that, Michigan TMs public charter schools TM statewide student proficiency rates exceeded their traditional public school rivals in similar districts on 16 of the 18 MEAP tests taken between grades 3 through 9.

Michigan TMs Charter Schools create an atmosphere of innovation in education and our students TM remarkable achievement on recent state tests is proof that charters are excelling, said MAPSA President Dan Quisenberry. Charter schools thrive on the competition that empowers parents with desperately needed choices for their children TMs education. With results like these, there is little wonder that two-thirds of Michigan TMs charter schools, most located in urban districts like Flint, have waiting lists as parents demand better results for their children."

The MAPSA released a list of the top performing schools TM MEAP scores. You can find that information here.

Earlier this year, NBC25 did a series of stories that compared public to private schools. The investigation looked at test scores and financial resources. You can find those articles below.

In the meantime, we want to hear your thoughts on these test results. Do you think charter schools are better than public schools? Why or why not?