Publication of groundbreaking research from Stanford University has prompted renewed discussion in Congress about charter schools as avenues for educational opportunity. Citing a new study from Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO)–revealing significant achievement gains for students attending charter schools–U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina noted the following on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:
At a time when the reading and math scores of our nation’s students have plummeted, the results of this study serve as a beacon of hope for millions of American families. Simply put, charter schools serve as conduits of opportunity.
Rep. Foxx, who represents North Carolina’s 5th District, chairs the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.