Charter School Enrollment Continues To Rise In Arizona

| January 4, 2017

By Lauren Gilger • 91.5 KJZZ

According to the Arizona Department of Education, the number of students enrolled in charter schools continues to grow.

About 180,000 students currently attend charter schools in Arizona. That’s an increase of 8,000 students in the last year.

At the same time, district school enrollment has stayed the same.

But, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, according to Dan Hunting, senior policy analyst at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

“Arizona has been a leader in the school choice movement for decades,” he said. “We have the highest percentage of students in charter schools in this state.”

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