Although few in number, charter schools represent a powerful engine for reforming our entire system of public education. By Hoover fellow Chester Finn Jr. and his coauthors Bruno Manno and Gregg Vanourek.
Almost 1,700 charter schools now operate in the United States, enrolling 300,000 youngsters. In the District of Columbia and Trenton, 10 percent of all schoolchildren attend them. In Kansas City, it's 13 percent.
The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.