From Gongwer:

Economically disadvantaged pupils in traditional public school scored better on all 28 state achievement tests than their counterparts attending charter schools, the Coalition for Public Education said Wednesday.

The Department of Education’s recent state report card shows that the same student groups that tend to enroll in charter schools achieved higher test scores when they remained in traditional public schools, according to the coalition’s analysis.

Andy Jewell, Ohio Education Association education research and development consultant, said the data refutes proponents’ argument that charter school test scores are lower because they educate poorer children with more disabilities.