Help open great public schools that deliver on the promise of closing historic achievement gaps, and give all students an equal opportunity to succeed in college, leadership and life.
In 2014, MSP outcomes in middle school reading, math, and science showed a pronounced gap between low income students and their more affluent peers. When low-income students fail, we all fail.
41% of 8th graders from low-income families failed reading vs. 19% of non-low-income.
59% of 8th gradersfrom low-income families failed math vs. 32% of non-low-income.
48% of 8th graders from low-income families failed science vs. 20% of non-low-income.
This is where public charter schools can make the biggest difference.
A school charter is an agreement giving teachers and principals more flexibility to personalize teaching methods and curriculum to improve student learning in exchange for greater accountability.
Public charter schools are public schools, open to all students, and free to attend.
Nationally, the best public charter schools are a proven catalyst for student success.
Students enter Green Dot schools testing in the bottom 10% but are matching the graduation rate for the state.
These same students are 4 times more likely to graduate college-ready than students in neighboring schools.