District-Initiated Chartered Schools: New Opportunities for District Boards and Teachers

Memo · February 2005 · By Robert J. Wedl

Some districts see chartering as a part of their strategy for change and improvement. Here we review three Minnesota districts that authorize chartered schools: Faribault, Hopkins and Waseca. The 'common market' approach of pooling courses, facilities, programs and transportation of district, chartered, private and home schooling in Faribault is particularly striking.

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