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Murphy’s political games threaten charter success in Newark | moran

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Newarks Phillips Academy Charter School students in 2018. The Murphy administration rejected plans to expand to high school. Andrew Miller Images.Andrew Miller Images

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Charter schools educate more than 1 in 3 students in Newark today, and still there aren’t nearly enough seats to meet the demand.

That demand is robust for good reason: the charters are producing much better results, giving their kids a clean shot at college. Black students in the charters, and poor students, are roughly twice as likely to show proficiency in math and English as their counterparts in the district schools.

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