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Beyond Achievement: Enrollment Consequences of Charter Schools in Michigan

Improving School Accountability

ISBN: 978-0-76231-351-8, eISBN: 978-1-84950-446-1

Publication date: 25 August 2006


One of the biggest public school reform movements in the past decade has been the passage of charter school laws. Forty states and Washington, DC have approved legislation that allows charter schools to operate within their jurisdictional boundaries. The academic research thus far has focused on where charter schools have been located and the achievement consequences of the schools. This paper addresses a direct effect of charter schools by examining their enrollment consequences. We find that in Michigan approximately 17 percent of the students who enroll in charter schools were previously enrolled in private schools and approximately 83 percent move from the traditional public schools.


Toma, E.F., Zimmer, R. and Jones, J.T. (2006), "Beyond Achievement: Enrollment Consequences of Charter Schools in Michigan", Gronberg, T.J. and Jansen, D.W. (Ed.) Improving School Accountability (Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 241-255.



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