ERIC Number: ED395372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Charter Schools: The Reform and the Research. Policy Brief.
Mulholland, Lori A.
As of January 1996, 20 states had enacted charter school laws. This brief summarizes the history of charter school laws and updates their current status across the country. The brief presents the findings of various charter school research projects conducted at the state and national levels. When substantive changes have been made to existing charter school laws, the laws have usually been expanded. As of July 1995, more expansive charters have produced more startup activity. Implementation is challenging because charter school organization requires a change in roles and a shift in the assumptions and operations of public education. Additionally, legislation may encounter constitutional challenges. The document includes a chart depicting key components of "expansive" or strong charter school laws in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Texas. (Contains 15 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.