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Weekly Leg Fax: Charter school waiting lists

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

 Parent Voices Weekly Education Fax April 10, 2013 Oppose rapid expansion of charter schools  This week’s update:Charter waiting list numbers greatly exaggerated Local Chicago NPR station WBEZ-FM reported this week that the charter school waiting list figure cited by advocates“significantly overstates demand” and that “the 19,000 figure counts applications, not students, meaning if a student applies to four schools, he or she is counted four times. It includes kids who have turned down charter seats and are now enrolled in …