Monday, November 20, 2006

[Davis County Watch: Spending and Waste] Scrutinize charter schools

This post falls under the category of Waste, because we're not quite sure if Charter schools are wasteful. No criteria exist to measure their actual benefit. Charter Schools are still experimental

Here are the Charter Schools that exist in South Davis County. Two were added this year.

All other Schools in the state are listed below.

Utah Charter Schools

The measure put in place to protect our investment is to cap the creation of new Charter Schools. Five new schools per year for the State. The Deseret News Editorial board has urged lawmakers to continue to curb growth of these schools until we can measure their effectiveness.

That is good advice.

Posted by Tyler Farrer to Davis County Watch: Spending and Waste at 11/20/2006 05:13:00 PM


Frank Staheli said...

I can't say whether the charter schools my children have attended are any better than public schools, because they were home schooled until 3 years ago.

But I do know that the two charters they have/are attended/ing (Discovery Walkabout in Provo, and American Leadership in Spanish Fork) are outstanding schools.

Bonzai Betty said...

Suggest looking at the State Office of Education's charter schools annual report. It lists the performance of each school academically, using Utah's Criterion Referenced Tests (CRTs). URL:
There is proof to be had! Most are doing well above the state average.