New Report Calls for States to Set Clear Goals for Charter Schools
A new report by the Southern Regional Education Board explains that states need to do more to ensure that charter schools “fulfill goals and expectations.” The report also suggests that state laws and policies should:
- Require charter contracts to include meaningful measures of academic performance;
- Establish clear and rigorous guidelines and procedures for charter school application reviews and ongoing charter school oversight;
- Support a rigorous, high-quality application review process;
- Rigorously review every charter school at regular intervals;
- Develop appropriate and adequate funding streams;
- Ensure that facility deficiencies do not affect the academic outcomes of charter school students;
- Track the enrollment effects of all public schools; and
- Commit to studying student performance in a larger proportion.
The full report by the Southern Regional Education Board on Charter Schools can be accessed here.