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ERIC Number: EJ853530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-30
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
The Effect of Charter School Legislation on Market Share
Kuscova, Simona; Buckley, Jack
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v12 n66 Nov 2004
Many proponents of school choice use the claim of the market's capability to enhance efficiency and improve performance to call for its expansion. But no markets are perfectly competitive, and the local market for public goods is filled with institutional arrangements that make it differ from the neoclassical ideal. In this paper, we look at a particular institution--the provisions of charter school legislation--and assess how it affects the ability of charter schools to gain market share. Using data from the 36 states that had passed charter legislation by 2000, and controlling for a variety of other factors, we estimate a model of the effects of various provisions in the charter laws on charter school market share. We find that two such provisions, one concerning the sponsorship of charters and another their funding sources, appear to have a strong effect on the market share of charter schools. (Contains 2 tables and 18 footnotes.)
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: http://epaa.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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