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Document Number: 6469

A State Policymaker’s Guide to Alternative Authorizers of Charter Schools PDF - During the 2004-05 school year, there were over 800 charter school authorizers across the country. The vast majority – over 700 – were local school boards. The rest were non-local school board authorizers, i.e., “alternative authorizers.” This ECS Issue Brief helps state policymakers think through what kind of alternative authorizing structures may make sense for their states. The paper presents the advantages, disadvantages and policy considerations for each of the seven types of alternative authorizers. In addition, it discusses the critical design issues facing states interested in creating alternative authorizers. (Bryan Hassel, Todd Ziebarth and Lucy Steiner, Education Commission of the States, September 2005)...
Author: Bryan Hassel, Todd Ziebarth and Lucy Steiner
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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Choice of Schools--Charter Schools

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