Source: CRPE

The Center on Reinventing Public Education released three briefs that shed light on the debate surrounding charter schools in California. In short, they conclude that Charter schools are not a major driver of recent enrollment declines in California’s school districts, there is no evidence that charter schools are to blame for school districts entering states of fiscal distress, and charter schools have, according to available evidence, important benefits for California communities and limited costs to the state.

Also see Afton’s five-part blog series “How Districts Can Afford High Quality Schools, Despite Enrollment Decline,” which offers actionable recommendations for school districts facing enrollment loss, with or without charter schools.