Yesterday the Boston Globe ran an article verifying what we reported last week: Charter school “waiting lists” are inflated.
“…At least one Boston charter school is seeking a more precise calculation of demand. The Brooke Charter School has opened two additional schools under the 2010 expansion law, and each school must keep separate lists, which range between 1,007 and 2,537 students, according to state figures. Jon Clark, Brooke’s co-director, said he knows duplication exists — his two children are on lists for all three campuses — but doubts that it is widespread. ‘We’re just curious about how many duplicates there are,’ he said…”
Read the rest of the article.
Incidentally, we thank the Brooke’s co-director (above) for his honesty, but at the same time, we feel obligated to mention that the Brooke routinely publishes its own inflated waiting lists as a come-on solicitation to raise funds and garner political support. See here a recent solicitation from Brooke using those same inflated numbers.