Charter Schools: A Survey of Research on Their Characteristics and Effectiveness

D. Epple, R. Romano, R. Zimmer

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The charter school movement is nearing its 25th anniversary, making this an opportune time to take stock of the movement by addressing the following questions: Where do charter schools locate? Who do they serve? Who manages them? Who teaches in them? Most importantly, what are the effects of charter schools on the academic performance of students who enroll in charters and on students who remain in traditional public schools? We review research findings that shed light on these questions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of the Economics of Education, 2016
EditorsStephen Machin, Ludger Woessmann, Eric A. Hanushek
Number of pages70
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameHandbook of the Economics of Education
ISSN (Print)1574-0692


  • Charter School Effectiveness
  • Charter School Operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Economics and Econometrics


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