Report says only 12 states and Washington, D.C., have strong laws governing charter schools

Dec. 8, 2009
Center for Education Reform grades states' charter school laws

News release: Of the 40 states (and the District of Columbia) that allow for charter schools, only 13 have strong laws that do not require significant revisions, according to a report released by The Center for Education Reform. According to CER, effective charter school legislation provides the opportunity for multiple entities -- such as universities, non-profits and even mayors -- to create and oversee the operation of charters. Effective charter legislation mandates that charter schools receive funding from the very same streams as their conventional public school counterparts. See more information on state rankings.

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