Georgia ranks 16th in the nation for strong charter laws, according to the Center for Education Reform’s annual scoreboard.
Last year, the state ranked 20th, but earned a boost this year from the approval of the charter school constitutional amendment in November. Still, its laws and regulations regarding charter school approval, funding and operation only earn Georgia a C grade.
The only A’s went to Washington, D.C., Indiana, Minnesota and Michigan.
From the center:
With fewer than half of the U.S.’s state charter school laws earning a satisfactory grade, policymakers this year are faced with enormous challenges. The success of these new public schools is unparalleled, with more than two million students today attending in excess of 6,000 public charter schools. Yet, with fewer than half of the states able to meet the demands of parents and educators who