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U.S. Charter School Ratings Continue To Grow As The Market Broadens Mar 06 Product Image

U.S. Charter School Ratings Continue To Grow As The Market Broadens Mar 06

  • ID: 1806116
  • March 2006
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
The number of ratings on bonds secured by charter schools is continuing to steadily grow, albeit from a small base, with the amount of rated debt also likely to continue to increase at a measured pace as more schools develop the financial track record necessary for an investment-grade, or near-investment-grade, rating. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services currently rates the bonds of 43 charter schools in the U.S., comprising $590.7 million of debt, compared with 25 school ratings and $385.0 million of debt as of November 2004, when we last published a review of the sector. Nationwide, the number of charter schools is growing by about 400 annually, tallying 3,617 for the 2005-2006 academic year, according to The Center for Education...

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