Selected readings on US charter schools
Enrollment at traditional public schools in the city declined over the last 10 years as students flocked to charter schools, new data revealed Tuesday.
Nearly 59,000 students attended publicly funded, privately run charters in the 2012-13 school year, compared with a paltry 2,400 in 2002-03, according to an analysis by the Independent Budget Office.
That’s an increase of 2,328%.
Meanwhile during that same period, enrollment at traditional public schools dropped from more than 1 million students to 980,000.