Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness
NBER Working Paper No. 21256
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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This paper was revised on September 30, 2015
Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w21256
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