The Context for Assessing the Role of Charter Schools

The Farash Foundation, considering providing support for charter schools in the Rochester NY region, asked CGR for a brief background overview. CGR’s report summarizes the arguments supporting and opposing charter schools; recounts the history of charter school development in the nation, NYS, and Rochester; and cites recent studies of charter school effectiveness. The overview also includes a list of charter school resources and studies.


Report Date: May 2013
Author(s): Kent Gardner , Kirstin Pryor
Subject(s): Education
Location: Monroe, New York