Greater Than the Parts: What States Can Teach Each Other About Charter Schooling
Education Sector Reports
Sara Mead and Andrew J. Rotherham
September 2007


This report analyzes state attitudes towards charter schools and the resultant presence of charter schools in states. The report states that good charter school laws should
simultaneously provide space for the creation of a significant charter sector—one that encompasses diverse schools—as well as ensure aggregate quality. The study finds that charter school laws that support both quality and scale include certain core features, which are detailed in the text.

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