A new 21st Century Schools Project study looks at charter schooling in Arizona. It’s the latest in an ongoing series of state and local evaluations of charter schooling including California and Minnesota.
The punchline? Charter schooling in AZ is not nearly as problem free as proponents claim nor as fundamentally flawed or low-quality as opponents argue. The report, written by Bryan Hassel and Michelle Godard Terrell, includes recommendations for improving accountability in Arizona as well as expanding charter schooling there.