Charter schools can’t grow fast enough: Chart
CHICAGO — There are no signs of a rapid economic turnaround in the charter schools industry, a sign that some have become too expensive and are taking too long to deliver.
Charter schools operate under a complicated set of rules designed to keep them from becoming for-profit businesses.
The rules are a key reason why charter schools have failed to make big gains since the late 1990s.
Charter schools are supposed to give their students a choice, and they should be focused on providing a high-quality education.
That’s why they are regulated as public schools and their revenue is taxed at the same rate as all other businesses.
The numbers on the chart below show the percentage of students attending charter schools by state.
The red line shows the percentage that were enrolled in charters.
The blue line shows how much money they earned for each student.
Chances are, you will never see a chart like this for yourself.
Charters have seen big drops in enrollment as the number of students has grown in recent years.
Since 2013, the number dropped by 8.5%, or $2.7 billion.
In contrast, private schools have grown by nearly $5 billion.
Charity schools also have been struggling with the rise of charter schools in states like Florida, which are now more than 80% charter.
That has led to a lot of closures.
In 2015, for example, the Florida Department of Education closed almost 1,000 charter schools.
But it reopened two in 2017.
Charys have faced similar challenges in other states.
In the first half of this year, for instance, the California Department of Public Health closed nearly 1,100 charter schools, according to the New York Times.
But the state has reopened about 300 charter schools and is working to add more.
And there are problems in many other states as well.
In Maryland, where more than half of all charter schools are in rural areas, the state lost about 3,400 charter students in the first nine months of this fiscal year, according the state’s education department.
In Texas, where about 20% of all charters are in urban areas, that number dropped to 4,000.
In New York, where the charter industry is big and there are more than 30,000 charters, there were 2,600 charter schools closed in fiscal year 2017, according data from the state Department of Consumer Affairs.
The state’s Department of Administrative Services said the total number of charter school closures in the state was about 3.6 million.
New York’s problems in the past few years are also reflected in a recent study that found the number one reason why charters have failed is because their enrollment is too small.
That finding is based on a study conducted by the Brookings Institution.
The Brookings report found that charter schools tend to be more expensive and require more money to operate than traditional public schools.
The chart below shows the growth in enrollment of charter students.
The darker the shade, the larger the percentage growth.