Charting the Charter School Decade

30 12 2006

View Florida’s tenth anniversary report on charter schools.

“. . .Last year, enrollment in Florida charter schools topped 92,000, which equates to about 3 percent of Florida’s total public school population . . .
Florida is ranked second in the nation in public charter school student enrollment.

In May 1996, legislation authorizing the creation of charter schools as part of Florida’s state system of public education was signed into law and was effective in July of that year. Today, there are more than 350 Florida charter schools — public schools that are independently designed and operated and committed to improving the academic achievement of every student. Charter schools are largely free to innovate, and are open to all students regardless of income, gender, race, or religion.”