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Charters As a Solution?

The restructuring provisions in No Child Left Behind (NCLB) are a Rorschach test for charter supporters. To the Market Optimists, the six brief paragraphs of NCLB Section 1116 look like the greatest growth opportunity ever.


2006 Top 10 Charter Communities by Market Share

With more than a million students now enrolled in public charter schools, and with long waiting lists to boot, we know that the charter school movement is succeeding in offering families new hopes and new choices.


2005 Annual Report

Just 14 years since their inception, public charter schools are thriving. There are now over 3,600 charter schools serving more than a million children across 40 states and the District of Columbia. In city after city, charter schools rank among the best public schools.


What NAEP Is Really Telling Us About Charter Performance

Last October, charter supporters received some good news upon the release of the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), otherwise known as "The Nation's Report Card." Since the report received scant media attention (reporters still seem to be consulting the less impressive 2003