Regarding the Jan. 7 news article “Board delays ‘negative’ charter schools report”: There is no sense in commissioning a report if someone is going to reject it unless it produces the result they want.
This is exactly what Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has done in delaying sending the charter school report to the legislature.
As an outspoken supporter of charter schools, he obviously doesn’t want the legislature to know the truth about charter school demographics, which any rational person could have predicted from the start.
If a comparison between charter schools with their 36 percent economically disadvantaged student body and public schools with the same percentage rather than their 55 percent was made, the public schools would undoubtedly outperform the charters.