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ERIC Number: ED446391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Charter Schools. Issue Brief.
McComb, Jan
Since 1991, charter schools of widely varying types and structure have spread to 1600 schools nationwide. A federal study suggests charter schools, compared with other public schools, are smaller, have a similar racial composition, and serve on average slightly fewer students with disabilities, an equal percentage with limited English proficiency, and slightly more school-lunch-eligible students. Following three defeats, in 1999 the Oregon legislature authorized charter schools, either as new entities or expansions of existing programs. Schools must be open to all and offer a comprehensive instructional program. Charter schools are exempted from state laws governing schools, excepting academic standards, assessment requirements, and health, safety, and antidiscrimination laws. Half of all teachers must be licensed, others are subject to criminal background checks, and they may join existing unions or form new locals. The state provides funding through the school district. (TEJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Legislature, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon