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ERIC Number: EJ846755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-14
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Charter School Type Matters When Examining Funding and Facilities: Evidence from California
Krop, Cathy; Zimmer, Ron
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v13 n50 p1-27 Dec 2005
Currently, charter schools represent one of the fastest growing movements of educational reform. The first charter school opened in 1992 and there are now over 3,400 charter schools nationwide. Despite this growth, we are only beginning to learn about the performance and operation of these schools. This article adds to our knowledge of charter schools both by examining the finances of charter schools in California, which has more charter students than any other state, and by highlighting their fiscal challenges. Using survey data of California charter and conventional public schools, the results suggest that the degree charter schools are struggling with resources and facilities depends upon charter school type. (Contains 17 footnotes, 9 tables, and 3 figures.)
Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California