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The 2012-13 school year marked a new era for public education in New York State, as teachers and students directed their work according to the Common Core State Standards: a new and more demanding set of academic benchmarks designed as a path to real college readiness.
New York State’s public charter schools have grown from a small experiment to a proven catalyst for academic achievement. Yet charter schools operate at a unique disadvantage: state law makes no provision for them to have a school facility.
Based on survey data, the Charter Center estimates that New York City charter schools received a total of 181,600 applications for 18,600 available seats. Discounting for students who apply to more than one school, this represents an estimated 69,000 applicants for 18,600 seats—creating a citywide charter school “waiting list” of an estimated 50,400. Enough to fill Yankee Stadium, and then some.
The Charter Center has created a series of fact sheets highlighting important topics in the charter sector. Find more information on co-location, students with special learning needs and more.
What choices are charter schools providing? What are their results? Who are their students? And what is the outlook for charter schools' future? Read the Charter Center's new, data-rich report to find out.