The New York Times reports that the city of Phoenix has an ambitious new agenda to expand its charter schools:
The goal is to open 25 high-performing schools over five years within 220 square miles of the Phoenix Union High School District. The district, in South and central Phoenix, whose largely poor, majority Latino student body has grown faster than that of any other school district in that state, conforms to demographic trends that expect minorities to become the majority in Arizona by 2020.Advertisement
The Times reports that the "strategy is grounded in the principle that test scores offer the best way to measure students' progress and teachers' abilities, a tenet only modestly embraced by a majority of charter schools in Arizona."
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