Year Law Enacted: 1992
Number of Charter Students in the State
Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
Number of Charter Schools
Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
Number of Authorizers
327Learn more about authorizers in this state
Authorizing Policy Environment
California has a school district-focused policy structure that combines some charter school accountability policies with a multi-tiered appeal structure. This creates extreme variability within the authorizing sector, with hundreds of authorizers with very small portfolios and largely undeveloped authorizer practices. The State should provide for authorizer involvement, as appropriate, in the oversight and development of charter school Local Control and Accountability Plans to make them robust tools for autonomous charter school improvement and accountability.
District Authorizing State
District authorizers oversee more than 50 percent of charter schools in this state.
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State Policy Score
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State Policy Rank