Separating Fact & Fiction

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools serves as the leading national nonprofit organization working toward the advancement of the charter school movement. It unites individual movements at the state and federal levels through a single voice, provides assistance to resource centers and charter school associations across states, and develops and advocates for state and federal policies in support of charter schools.

In a recent effort to address widespread misinformation about public charter schools, the NAPCS published a thorough report titled “Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Charter Schools” for the general public.Separating Fact & Fiction report

The organization provides the following introduction to its report:

Between the 2008–09 and 2013–14 school years, the public charter school movement experienced a dramatic 80 percent increase in the number of students and an astounding 40 percent increase in the number of schools. Despite this growth, there is still an overwhelming unmet parental demand for quality school options, with more than 1 million student names on charter school waiting lists. While charter schools enjoy tremendous bipartisan support among policymakers and the general public, they also have some vocal critics who perpetuate a number of myths about charters. This paper lays out some of these myths and provides responses based on facts and independent research findings.

To read the full report, click the image or this link: “Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Charter Schools”.