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.”




2 responses

1 01 2007

I thought there were more kids in charter schools!

I compare the 92,000 to the number of homeschooled children (51,000+ as counted by the state and perhaps as many using the private school option = over 100,000) and I am just surprised there aren’t more charter school students.

Hmmm. . .


1 01 2007

How about this comparison then? There are only 350 charter “schools” while there are many tens of thousands of home education programs! 🙂

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