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Charter Schools - Global Outlook

  • ID: 1089897
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global, United States
  • 128 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The outlook series on Charter Schools provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 31 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers an aerial view of the Charter Schools industry in the US, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. The report also offers a recapitulation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and corporate developments.

The report provides unbiased research commentary and information rich market data tables for a rudimentary understanding of the prevailing market climate in the US. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 476 companies worldwide.

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CHARTER SCHOOLS

A US MARKET OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. MARKET OVERVIEW 1
Introduction 1
Charter Schools: A Boon for the Society 1
Serve the Disadvantaged Children and Remain Unnoticed 1
Relying on ‘No Excuse' Approach 2
Extended Instructional Time 2
Table 1: Proportion of Charter Schools with or without
Extended Instructional Time 3
Targets the At-Risk and Dropout Students 3
Table 2: Proportion of Target Student Population for
Charter Schools 3
High Teacher-Administrator Ratio Ensure Better Performance 4
Smaller Size Ensures Greater Efficiency 4
Specialized Educational Programs 4
Charter Schools with Political Support Perform Better 5
Traditional Schools Face Decline in Enrollments as Students
Shift to Charter Schools 5

2. SECTOR OVERVIEW 6
Charter Schools: A Primer 6
Challenges Faced While Establishing a Chartered School 6
Aim of a State While Framing the Charter Law 6
Organization and Structure of Charter Schools in the US 6
Charter School Facilities 7
Table 3: Proportion of Charter Schools Facilities by
Acquisition Mode 7

Table 4: Ownership of Major Rented Charter School
Facilities 7
Features of Charter Schools 8
Charter Authorizing Institutions 8
Role of Higher Educational Institutions 8
Organizing Principles for Charters 9
Evaluation 9
Private Management Companies in Public Education System 10
Contract Schools 10
For Profit Charter Schools 10
What's In It for the Operating Company? 11
For-Profit Contract School Models 11
Management Fee Model 11
Profit and loss model 11
Selecting Between the Management Fee and Profit and loss Model 12
Charter Schools and Company-Run Charter Schools - A
Comparison 12
Virtual Charter Schools in the US 12
Evolution of Cyber Charter Schools 13
Growth Drivers 14
Reasons for Enrollment into Virtual Schools 14
K12: A Leading Player in Virtual Charters 14
How it Works? 14
US Charter Authorizers 15
Alternative Charter Authorizers 15
Table 5: Total Number of Charter School Authorizers by Type
in the US: 2009-10 & 2010-11 16
States that Support Charter Schools have Multiple Authorizers 16
Education Service Providers 17
Education Management Organizations 17
Virtual School Management Organizations 17
Comprehensive School Design Management Organizations 17

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 18

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 35

1. THE UNITED STATES 35
Rationale Behind the Formation of Charter Schools 35
Ground Facts 35
The ‘No Child Left Behind' Act To Ensure Accountability 36
A Peek into the History 36
The Set Back 37
Table 6: Major Reasons for Closure of Charter Schools 37
And the Remedial Measures 38
Public Charter Schools - The Present Scenario 38
A Quick Overview of Charter Schools in the US 39
Charter Schools' Success Decelerates Due to the Global
Credit Crisis, Though Outperforms Other Public Schools 39
Importance of Charter Schools in the ‘Race to the Top' Fund 40
Table 7: US Public Charter Schools by School Type (2006-07
to 2010-11): Number of Elementary Schools, Middle Schools,
High Schools, Combined Schools and Un-graded Schools 40

Table 8: Percentage Breakdown of Number of Charter Schools &
Traditional Public Schools in Cities, Suburban areas, Rural
areas, and Towns: 2008-09 41

Table 9: Percentage Breakdown of Number of Charter School
Enrollments by Race/ Ethnicity: 2007-08 & 2008-09 41
Statistics for the Study Year 2010-2011 42
Quick Facts on Charter Schools 42
Public Charter Schools - Growth Trends 42
Future of Charter Schools in the US 43
Key Statistics 43
Table 10: Number of Charter Schools Operating in the US for
Academic Years: 2005-2006 to 2010-2011 43

Table 11: US Charter Schools: Number of Charter and
Non-Charter Public Schools in Academic Years 2005-06 to
2010-11 44
Table 12: Number of Students Enrolled into Charter Schools:
2004-05 to 2010-11 44
Table 13: Charter Schools in the US: Total Number of Charter
Schools, and Charter School Student Enrollments by State for
the Academic Years 2010-11 & 2009-10 45
Inadequate Charter Approvals Contribute to Growing Waiting
Lists 46
Table 14: Enrollment and Waiting List Status in Charter
Schools in 2008 and 2009 46
State-Level Scenario 46
Community Level Scenario 46
Table 15: Top 10 School Districts with the Highest
Proportion of Students Enrolled in Public Charter Schools
(2010-11) 47

Table 16: Top 10 School Districts with Highest Number of
Charter School Enrollments: 2009-10 and 2010-11 48
Growth in Terms of Geographic Presence 48
Table 17: Growth of Charter Schools in Terms of Number of
States Implementing Charter School Laws 49
Year of Establishment of Charter Legislation (State-wise) 49
The States Yet to Pass Charter School Law as of 2011 49
Sources of Finance 50
Federal Grants Through the U.S. Department of Education (DE) 50
Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program 50
Community Development Financial Institutions 50
State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants 51
Charter Schools Program 51
Per pupil allocation from state tax dollars 51
District Funding 51
Private Investments 52
Select Private Non-profit Finance Providers in the US 52
Charter School Spending Pattern 53
Administration Spending 53
Table 18: Average Per-Pupil Administration Expenditures in
US Dollars in Select States - Minnesota, Florida,
Connecticut, North Carolina, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, and
Colorado 54
Instructional Spending 54
Table 19: Average Per-Pupil Instructional Expenditures in US
Dollars in Select States - Connecticut, Minnesota,
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado,
Texas, and Arizona 55
Financial Impediments for Special Education 55
The Funding Scenario of Charter Schools in 2010 56
Reasons Why Charter Schools Struggle to Obtain Finance for
their Facilities 56
Top Charter Schools By Performance 56
List of Top Ranking Charter High Schools in the US in 2008 57
Challenges for the Charter Schools 57
Facility and Start-up Funding Remain a Major Challenge 57
Limited Operational Funds 58
Other Challenges 58
Criticism For Charter Schools 59
Fragile Commitment for Accountability 59
For-Profit Charter Schools 59
High Staff Turnover Impacts Quality of Education 59
Discrimination and Segregation 60
US Charter Schools - State-wise Analysis 60
Maine - The Newest State with Charter Laws 60
Mississippi Enacts New Charter Law in 2010 60
Arizona 60
Overview 60
California 61
Overview 61
Charter Launch 61
Colorado 61
Overview 61
Charter School Institute 62
District of Columbia 62
Overview 62
Florida 63
Overview 63
Table 20: Enrollments to Charter Schools in Florida from
Academic Year 2005-06 to 2010-11 63

Table 21: Florida State Charter Schools (2009-10):
Proportion of Students in Charter Schools by Ethnicity -
Asians, Non-Hispanic Whites, Non-Hispanic Blacks,
Hispanics, Native Americans, and Others (Multiracial) 63

Table 22: Florida State Charter Schools (2010): Percentage
Share of Charters Closed by Category - Financial Problems,
Academic Deficiencies, Mismanagement, Lack of Facilities,
District Interference, and Others 64
Illinois 64
Overview 64
Table 23: Illinois State Charter Schools (2009-10): Percent
Share of Charter School Students by Ethnicity - White,
Hispanic, Black, Asian Pacific, Native American, and
Other/Multiracial 64

Table 24: Illinois State Charter Schools (2010): Percentage
Share of Charters Closed by Category -Financial Problems,
District Interference, Managerial Problems, and Academic
Deficiencies 65
Indiana 65
Overview 65
Charter Authorization Scenario 65
Michigan 65
Overview 65
Table 25: Michigan State Charter Schools (2010): Percentage
Share of Charters Closed by Category - Financial
Deficiencies, Mismanagement, Poor Academic Performance,
Lack of Facilities, and District Interference 66
Minnesota 66
Overview 66
Table 26: Minnesota State Charter Schools (2010):
Percentage Share of Charters Closed by Category - Financial
Problems, Managerial Problems, Academic Deficiencies, and
Others 67
New York 67
Overview 67
Failure of For-profit Educational Management Organizations 67
New York 67
Overview 67
Failure of For-profit Educational Management Organizations 67
North Carolina 68
Overview 68
Table 27: North Carolina State Charter Schools (2008):
Percentage Share of Charters Closed by Category - Lack of
Facilities, Financial Problems, and Mismanagement 68
Ohio 68
Overview 68
Table 28: Number of Charter Schools and Charter School
Students From 1998-99 to 2009-10 69
Funding Mechanism 69
Table 29: Ohio State Charter Schools (2010): Percentage
Share of Closed Charter Schools by Category - Financial
Problems, Mismanagement, poor Academic Performance,
District Interference, Lack of Facilities, and Others 70
Pennsylvania 70
Overview 70
Tennessee 70
Overview 70
Recent Efforts to Facilitate Growth of Charter Schools 71
Texas 71
Overview 71
Table 30: Texas State Charter Schools (2009-10): Percentage
Share of Minority Students by Ethnicity - Hispanic, African
American, Caucasian, and Others 71
Charter School Types 71
Open Enrollment Charters 71
District Charters 72
University Charters 72
Table 31: Texas State Charter Schools (2010): Percentage
Share of Closed Charter Schools by Category - Poor
Academic Performance, Mismanagement, Financial Problems,
Lack of Facilities, and Others 72
Charter Schools Operating Outside the US 72

2. CANADA 72
Overview 72

3. CHILE 73
Overview 73

4. ISRAEL 73
Parental Choice of Schools 73
Charter Schools: A Viable Solution 73

5. NEW ZEALAND 74
Overview 74

6. THE UNITED KINGDOM 74
Overview 74

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