New York

Year Law Enacted: 1998

Number of Charter Students in the State

106,483


4%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

257


5%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Context

New York is an example of a state where authorizers successfully work around many deficiencies in state policy. Authorizers voluntarily employ strong practices that largely mirror those that result from NACSA’s recommended policies.