By: The Mind Trust in partnership with Public Impact

"Despite successful growth in numbers and quality, the charter sector faces future challenges: further improving student achievement; serving more students with disabilities, English language learners (ELLs), and other underserved populations; and building the capacity to serve the 1 million-plus students already on waiting lists and the millions more who deserve higher-quality education. Public charter schools will not meet these challenges by doing more of the same. Instead, the sector needs a new wave of innovation to capitalize on the enormous potential that charter schools have to improve public education substantially for U.S. students. Simply put, the sector needs to be better, broader, and bigger."

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