The research up to this point on charter schools has focused primarily on test scores,” says Will Dobbie, an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. “That focus misses something important, because test scores might not translate into life outcomes.” Indeed, critics of charter schools often charge that these institutions simply train students to perform well on standardized tests. Partly in response to that argument, Dobbie joined with Roland G. Fryer Jr., the…

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