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Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness

Dennis Epple, Richard Romano, Ron Zimmer

NBER Working Paper No. 21256
Issued in June 2015, Revised in September 2015
NBER Program(s):Economics of Education

The charter school movement is nearing its 25th anniversary, making this an opportune time to take stock of the movement by addressing the following questions: Where do charter schools locate? Who do they serve? Who manages them? Who teaches in them? Most importantly, what are the effects of charter schools on the academic performance of students who enroll in charters and on students who remain in traditional public schools? We review research findings that shed light on these questions.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w21256

Published: D. Epple, R. Romano, R. Zimmer, Chapter 3 - Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness, Editor(s): Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin, Ludger Woessmann, Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier, Volume 5, 2016, Pages 139-208, ISSN 1574-0692, ISBN 9780444634597, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63459-7.00003-8.

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