Behind the Headline: Charter Schools Continue Dramatic Growth Despite Controversies
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Charter Schools Continue Dramatic Growth Despite Controversies
12/10/13 | Huffington Post
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Charter Schools Survive a Biting ‘Rain of Terror’
Winter 2014 | Education Next
One in 20 U.S. students — 2.3 million in total – today attend charter schools, an increase of 225,000 students over the 2012-13 school year, according to a new report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In New Orleans, 79 percent of students attend charter schools; in Detroit 51 percent of students are in charters, and in Washington, D.C., 43 percent of students are in charters.
Paul Peterson looks at the growth of charter schools in the face of relentless attacks in the current issue of Ed Next.