Over the past five years, the charter school movement has grown dramatically. Today, nearly 3 million students attend more than 6,800 charter schools in the United States. Despite this growth, parent demand for quality school options is still unmet, with more than one million student names on charter school waiting lists.
Charter schools have bipartisan support among many policymakers and the general public, but they also have some vocal critics who perpetuate a number of myths about charter schools. Through our Truth About Charters series, we have highlighted some of these myths and provided responses based on facts and independent research findings.
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