Courtesy of Valerie Strauss, Washington Post blogger

“Some things just speak for themselves, and this is one of them.

“From the Texas Charter Schools Association comes the Texas Charter Schools Visa® Card, which allows you to “donate with every swipe of your card!”

“(Users of the card can, if they choose, ignore the latest results of the Texas Education Agency’s accountability report on the state’s charter schools. It says in its executive summary that “this evaluation provides little evidence that [59] new open-enrollment charter schools are improving students’ academic outcomes.” It also says: “In addition, analyses comparing the performance of new open-enrollment charter schools with their more established peers find that charter school student outcomes do not improve as schools gain more experience)…”

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