Eleven states have passed laws that require charter authorizers to shut down schools if they do not reach certain benchmarks, according to a policy brief by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
The states are California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, says the brief, released last month.
In some cases, such as Ohio, the laws have arisen out of lawmakers’ frustration that authorizers have not been aggressive enough about closing low-performing charter schools. The measure appears more precautionary in Mississippi and Washington state.
A version of this article appeared in the May 07, 2014 edition of Education Week as 11 States Require Closure Of Low-Performing Charters