Charters in 2005

The Charter School Leadership Council has released a report on “The State of the Charter Movement 2005” for you data buffs.

Although 92 percent of America’s children now live in states with charter school laws, and close to a million students attend charter schools . . . only 45 percent of registered voters familiar with charter schools understand that they are in fact public schools.

Here’s a pro-charter op-ed by Debra England of the Koret Foundation, and a newspaper editorial on the California Legislature caving to the teachers’ union to kill a bill that would have let colleges and universities sponsor charter schools.

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