ERIC Number: ED394199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Charter Schools: Experiments in Reform. An Update.
As of October 1995, 17 states had adopted charter-school legislation. The strength and scope of charter-school laws vary greatly among states. This report describes those state statutes, including the 1995 law passed by the Texas State Legislature. It describes specific provisions of the Texas law, including the home-rule district charter, campus charters, open-enrollment charter schools, and public education grants. Charter laws passed in 1995 by the states of Louisiana, Alaska, Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Wyoming are described. The report briefly describes the status of charter schools in states with older charter laws--California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Kansas, and Hawaii. The relative new charter law in Arizona (1994) is also described. A chart summarizing state charter-school legislation and a list of state contacts are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Legislative Budget Board, Austin.
Note: For an earlier version, see EA 027 522.