Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released its latest review of states’ charter school policies. This year, NAPCS ranked Ohio’s charter law as 12th out of 44 states plus the District of Columbia, a significant increase when compared to the state’s ranking in 2021 (24th). The report specifically noted Ohio’s recent removal of geographic restrictions on startup charter schools, as well as other policy improvements that have occurred within the last year.
“Ohio continues to make strides towards a policy environment that supports high-quality public charter schools,” said Aaron Churchill, Ohio Research Director for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. “The jump in the national rankings reflects these recent policy gains, which include the removal of geographic restrictions and more supportive funding, especially for its highest performers. Kudos to Governor DeWine and the General Assembly for supporting these policy changes, and we encourage them to redouble their efforts to expand great charter opportunities to Ohio students.”
To read the report, please visit: https://www.publiccharters.org/our-work/publications/measuring- model-ranking-state-public-charter-school-laws-2022.