Charter School Autonomy: A Half-Broken Promise
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This report is the result of a study conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Public Impact that examined how much operational autonomy charter schools actually have in twenty-six states that account for more than 90% of all charter schools in America. The report presents findings on both national and state levels, as well as on the authorizer levels. Minnesota gets a B grade for the autonomy granted to charter schools and B to C+ grade on overall school autonomy when you factor in authorizer contract limits on autonomy.