NY Daily News unpacks the recent scores. Punchline: Charter schools beating the averages (in particular in 8th-grade though two really great schools possibly skewing the averages there).
Political implications: The Cap.
“There’s 10,000 kids on wait lists,” said Bill Phillips, of the New York State Charter School Association. “Enough of the excuses. Lift the cap.”
The state is expected to reach the 100-school cap by the end of the year. The teachers union opposes the push to remove the cap, something Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Bloomberg support.