10,000 Charters: A Bold Proposal to Revitalize K-12 Education

By Julia Baumel and Peyton Lofton — February 14, 2022

Amid a pandemic that has broken many of our public schools, parents are hungry for fixes to public schools that aren’t preparing some kids—particularly those from disadvantaged communities—for the future. This paper explains why now is the time to set an ambitious new goal for building 10,000 new charter schools in America over the next ten years.

Facts At-A-Glance

  • Throughout Covid-19, charter school enrollment has increased by 7.1% year over year.

  • 20 states cap the number of charter schools allowed to operate in their states.

  • 73% of parents with school-aged children approve of charter schools.

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