Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness

89 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2015 Last revised: 30 Jan 2022

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Dennis Epple

Carnegie Mellon University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Richard E. Romano

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration - Department of Economics

Ronald Zimmer

Vanderbilt University - Peabody College

Date Written: June 2015

Abstract

The charter school movement is nearing its 25th anniversary, making this an opportune time to take stock of the movement by addressing the following questions: Where do charter schools locate? Who do they serve? Who manages them? Who teaches in them? Most importantly, what are the effects of charter schools on the academic performance of students who enroll in charters and on students who remain in traditional public schools? We review research findings that shed light on these questions.

Suggested Citation

Epple, Dennis and Romano, Richard E. and Zimmer, Ronald, Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness (June 2015). NBER Working Paper No. w21256, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2618644

Dennis Epple (Contact Author)

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Ronald Zimmer

Vanderbilt University - Peabody College ( email )

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