Charter schools have been a part of the public education landscape in Michigan for nearly 30 years now, and a new research study from Stanford University makes one thing clear: They're working. Stanford researcher James "Lynn" Woodworth joins our hosts for a deep dive into the study, which showed that Michigan charter school students are gaining more than a month of extra learning every year in reading and math, and also that when it comes to charter school performance, Michigan is one of the 10 best states in the country. They discuss WHY Michigan's charter schools are doing so well and what all schools in K-12 education can take from it.
Bernita Bradley of Detroit, the Parent Voice Director of the National Parent Union.
Kayla Campbell, elementary educator and literacy specialist at Creative Technologies Academy, a charter school in Cedar Springs.
Julie Bucholtz, Academic Assessment Specialist at the Lake Superior State University Charter Schools office in Sault Ste. Marie.
Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA).