Although charter laws have been passed in 43 states and the District of Columbia, how the schools are funded has turned out to be somewhat of an Achilles' heel in some states.
Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has been supportive of homeschooling, and the Home School Legal Defense Association wants to see her confirmed.
Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.
Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.
A Memphis mother and grandmother says the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charters would limit school choice for families who are most in need of better options.
K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks talks to Education Week about why the civil rights organization is pushing ahead with its campaign to slow the expansion of charter schools.
While all parents are generally satisfied with their childrens' schools, those whose kids attend private schools are the most pleased, according to new analyses from the journal Education Next.
New Orleans may become the first city in the country to be made up entirely of charter schools.
With charter-friendly Republicans now in firm control of both chambers of the legislature, Kentucky could become the 44th state to pass a charter law.