Why Do Charter Schools Fail? - An Analysis of Charter School Survival in New Jersey
AbstractThe reasons for charter school failure may determine if charter school competition improves public education. We estimate survival regressions to assess the effects of various factors on the probability of school failure. We find that students’ test scores are the most important determinant of survival: a one standard deviation increase reduces the probability of failure by at least 72%. Higher expenditures on facilities and a longer waitlist result in smaller but significant reductions in the probability of failure. Factors like administrative and class room expenditures, total enrollment, and student demographics do not have significant effects on school survival.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark in its series Working Papers Rutgers University, Newark with number 2013-002.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Charter schools; Education policy; School choice; Charter school failure;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-03-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2013-03-30 (Education)
- NEP-URE-2013-03-30 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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