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A Think Twice Review of:

Charter Schools in Eight States: Effects on Achievement, Attainment, Integration and Competition

Think Twice - May 27, 2009

Publisher/Think Tank - RAND Corporation

Author(s) -

This report on charter schools in eight states generally finds that charters have had only modest or insignificant effects on such things as student achievement, student attainment, integration and public school competition.

Reviewer(s) - Derek C. Briggs

Briggs’s review finds some weaknesses in the data regarding some of the findings, but overall concludes that the report is of high quality and makes an important contribution to the empirical literature on charter school effectiveness.