Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Charter School Studies

Here's a Washington Post article that cites and links to two studies about charter schools. Nationally, charter schools only teach about 4% of the nation's students, but everyone seems to think that number will grow.

Here's a link to two Western Michigan University/National Education Policy Center studies about both for-profit and non-profit educational management organizations for charter schools.

From that report, I got the following:

The five states with the highest numbers of schools managed by for-profit EMOs are Michigan (185), Florida (145), Arizona (99), Ohio (92) and Pennsylvania (40).

Overall, it concludes that 53 percent of schools run by for-profit EMOs met AYP requirements in the 2009-10 school year, while 47 percent did not.


  1. It turns out that the brand new Ann Arbor assistant (deputy?) superintendent for elementary education spent several years working at Mosaica, which is one of the large for-profit charter organizations that is discussed in the WMU study. Which means nothing in terms of her skill set, but still makes me slightly squeamish.

  2. Oh, wow. Good find.