Are you sick of policy rankings that bury their comparisons in endless text? Well this interactive map from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) is about as straightforward as they come. It sorts nine reform categories, including standards, data systems and student achievement into three tiers: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Charter school laws are one of the categories, and the ICW uses the NAPCS annual ranking of state charter laws against our model law as the baseline for comparison. The 11 states without a charter law are “ugly,” while the top 20 strongest charter laws are “good.” You can click on your state at either the ICW or the NAPCS site (we have an interactive map too!) to see how it measures up nationally. And for those who still crave some additional text, you can find the policy brief explaining the NAPCS Model Charter School Law components and rationale here.