Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter Public School Laws
The National Alliance developed a model state law to help states create laws that support the growth of high-quality charter public schools and each year we rank states based on how well their charter school laws align to this model. The 2017 rankings are the first rankings to measure each state’s law against our updated model charter school law, which was released in October 2016.
The new rankings reflect the new provisions from the model charter school law regarding flexibility, accountability, and equity. The 2017 rankings also reflect the continued steps many states took in 2016 to strengthen their laws and foster a landscape of high-quality charter schools that have a positive impact on students.