Model Charter School Law
The following can serve as a model charter school bill that a bill drafter in any state can use to produce proposed legislation. This model bill relies on findings from considerable experience around the country.
This model was developed by Ted Kolderie.
|Model Bill Provisions||Comments|
|Section 1: Background. This section allows the creation of charter schools. Charter schools are declared to be part of the state's program of public education.||Essentially, in charter school legislation, the state says it is all right for more than one organiza- tion to be offering public educa- tion in the community—or put another way, that it is all right for somebody other than the local board of education to start and run a public school.|
|Section 2: Purpose. The
purpose of this law is to|
|The movement for charter schools is not really about the charter schools themselves. It is about systemic change—about the state creating the dynamics that will make the system a self-improving system.|