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Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter School Laws: Third Edition

Todd Ziebarth

Since 2005, the National Alliance has advocated for high-quality charter public school laws. With the support of a working group with deep expertise in charter school law, we released a model charter school law in 2009 with 20 essential components focused on creating and supporting high-quality charter schools. This report compares state laws over time to answer the following questions:

  • How many states received a higher score in our annual rankings report between the 2010 and the 2016 reports?
  • How many states earned a higher percentage of the total available points in our annual rankings report between the 2010 and the 2016 reports?
  • How many states made policy improvements for each one of the model law’s 20 components between the 2010 and the 2016 reports?