NACSA | Policy Resources
NACSA is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of charter schools and to the success of the students they serve. One of our strategies is to support quality and growth in the charter sector by helping policymakers to develop and advocate for strong positions on these issues. Our policy-related efforts are multi-faceted and heavily dependent on the specific challenges each state faces.
In recent years, four proposals have been considered and adopted in various states. Each of these proposals and recent state action on them are described in the attached documents. These topics are:
1. Promoting the default closure of failing schools;
2. Endorsing and applying standards of authorizer quality;
3. Applying strong renewal standards; and
4. Creating high quality authorizers, including Independent Charter Boards
The concepts and standards that support these issues are expressions of many of the core features of NACSA’s approach to accountability. They are consistent with NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing as well as with its “One Million Lives” campaign to improve charter quality, close down chronically low performing charter schools and to replace them with strong new schools.