Over the past five years, the public charter school movement has experienced a dramatic 80 percent increase in the number of students and an astounding 40 percent increase in the number of schools. Despite this growth, there is still an overwhelming unmet parental demand for quality school options, with more than one million student names on charter school waiting lists.

While charter schools enjoy tremendous bipartisan support among policymakers and the general public, they also have some vocal critics who perpetuate a number of myths about charter schools. Through our series, the Truth About Charters, we have highlighted some of these myths and provided responses based on facts and independent research findings. Click each of the boxes below to learn more.