NACSA Releases New Standards for Authorizers
The National Association for Charter School Authorizers released today its 2012 Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, providing new standards for authorizers—the entities tasked with approving, monitoring and renewing the nation’s public charter schools. Authorizers across the country refer to these standards as a guide to the policies and practices that support both the autonomy and accountability necessary for charter schools to do the job of educating children well.
“Too many children in this country still do not have access to a great school, said NACSA President and CEO Greg Richmond. “Charters have been and will continue to be a part of the solution-- but only if they are good. These principles and standards assist authorizers in creating an environment that facilitate the growth and success of high-quality educational choices—giving more children the opportunities a great education can bring.”