Ch. 1 - Charter Inroads in Affluent Communities: Hype or Turning Point? (HFR '12)

May 2013

In this chapter, Jeffrey Henig of Columbia University explores the growth of charters in the suburbs. He looks at why charter schools are popping up in suburban and affluent neighborhoods and whether that growth portends a trend for the charter movement. Henig urges charter authorizers and advocates to be conscious of the demand for suburban charter schools and deliberate about a response.