Giving Compass' Take:

• Frederick M. Hess at AEI writes why New York City should not have a state limit on new charter schools arguing that charter schooling is really about getting out of the way of educators and helping families find schools that meet their children’s needs.

• How is New York City measuring the success of their charter schools? What were the factors to limiting the amount of new charter schools?

• Learn about how New York City charter schools are exceeding over district schools. 


With the Big Apple having hit the state’s limit on new charter schools in the city, Albany lawmakers seem unlikely to lift the cap. While serious observers are right to note that charter schools aren’t a golden bullet, the case for lifting the cap is an easy one to make.

For starters, as researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes reported in 2017, charter students in New York City gain an additional 34 days of learning in reading and an additional 63 days of learning in math a year, compared to peers in district schools. It’s no surprise, then, that some 53,000 families are on waiting list for charter seats.

Read the full article about New York shutting the door on charter schools by Frederick M. Hess at AEI