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What Were Your Biggest Charter School Challenges in 2019?

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October 28, 2019


Charter School Challenges

What Were Your Biggest Charter School Challenges in 2019?

This year, at the National Charter Schools Conference, we asked the visitors to our Charter School Capital booth one simple question…”What is the biggest challenge that charter schools face?”. We had 248 respondents from states all across the nation, and while not an enormous number to provide clear statistical significance, we did find the results interesting and thought you might too. In this post, we’re sharing the results of our survey with you.

Overall Highlights:

  • 24% of respondents said that increasing or sustaining enrollment was a top challenge
  • 19% said that retaining teachers was their biggest challenge
  • 16% of respondents said that accessing/improving facilities was their top challenge

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Notable Highlights, State Specific:

  • More than 1/3 of our California respondents said increasing or sustaining enrollment was their greatest challenge
  • In Michigan, retaining teachers was the leading challenge by a wide margin (20 of 31 respondents)
  • The leading challenge in Florida, according to our respondents was accessing/improving facilities
  • More than half of the Texas respondents shared that increasing or sustaining enrollment was their greatest challenge. (11 of 18)

Note: Other state responses were spread across the categories with no notable leader and were therefore not called out here.

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