Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Growing Waitlist for Charter Schools Across the Country

I care most about what parents think of charter schools – and here there’s no ambiguity whatsoever:

New Survey Finds Demand for High-Quality Public School Options Reaches All-Time High
Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) today released the results of a new survey estimating that public charter school waitlists across the nation approached one million names during the 2012-13 school year, up from 610,000 in 2011-12. The increased demand to attend a charter school now brings the waitlist figures to an estimated 920,007 nationally.
“With public charter school waitlists approaching one million names, it’s heartbreaking for too many families hoping to send their child to a high-quality public charter school,” said Nina Rees, NAPCS president and CEO. “Although the number of public charter schools is increasing rapidly – this year an additional 275,000 students enrolled in charter schools – this survey demonstrates that parental demand continues to outpace what is an already increasing supply.” 

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