New York City is home to one of the nation’s most robust charter sectors, boasting nearly 150 schools and 50,000 students. The future role that charter schools should play in the Department of Education’s policies, however, is open to dispute. Charter school defenders point to long waiting lists and strong achievement as indicators of public support; their detractors focus on concerns about co-location, private investments, and skimming.
On July 15, we explored the extensive research on charter schools conducted by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes and set out the key policy debates that surround this growing school sector.
Director, Center for Research on Education Outcomes, Stanford University
Senior Advisor, City Year
Senior Fellow, Century Foundation
Chair, Urban Affairs and Planning
Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy, Hunter College
Professor Emeritus, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin
Dean, Hunter College School of Education
Director, CUNY Institute for Education Policy