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High-Quality Replication: The Future of Charter Schools

The idea for quality charter school replication has been around for awhile. A 2009 NACSA¬†study¬†claimed that an “approach that is becoming more widespread to meet demand is the replication of…

Who Applied for Charters in Washington?

Washington’s new charter school law is presenting a rare opportunity for us to see who is willing to invest in a fresh charter school market. Signs indicate that although interest…

How Do Districts Respond to Charter Schools?

Ever wonder if the growth of charter schools drives a school district to alter their own model? Recent evidence suggests that not only do the largest districts respond to charter…

Colorado Should Expand Power of Statewide Authorizer

A recent op-ed by Colorado Congressman Jared Polis highlights an important problem in Colorado, but it focuses on symptoms rather than the cause. Polis points out that charter school waitlists…

California’s Budget Can Benefit from More Choice

California is no stranger to bankruptcy. Several of its cities and its third largest county have filed for some of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history, and California’s school districts…

School Choice Expanding in the South

The American South is about to launch into a new era of school choice, an era that it has put on hold for two decades. School choice concepts go back…