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A joint project of the Spencer Foundation and Public Agenda

In Perspective is an effort to enlighten and improve the conversation about charter schools in the United States.

Guide to Research

What does the research say about charter schools?

Discussion Starter

What do citizens need to talk about?

10 Questions for Journalists

What do journalists need to ask?

10 Questions for Policymakers

What do policymakers need to ask?

Guide to Research

An analysis of current research on charter schools to help foster a more civil dialogue and a more informed debate about how to improve education for all children, whether they attend a charter school or not.

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Discussion Starter

A resource that informs voters and helps communities hold civil, productive dialogue on the complex and often controversial topic of charter schools.

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10 Questions

For Journalists to Ask

The most important questions journalists should ask
as they report on charter schools in their communities
cities, districts and states.

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For Policymakers to Ask

The most important questions policymakers should ask
as they consider the introduction or expansion of charter schools
in their communities, cities, districts and states.

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