Charter School Deserts

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

A team of researchers led by Miami University (of Ohio) Assistant Professor Andrew Saultz has compiled a map of “charter school deserts,” or poor areas where charters are hard to find but quite desired.

You can find the map here. “Saultz and his team defined ‘charter school deserts’ as areas of three or more contiguous census tracts with moderate or high poverty and no charter elementary schools,” according to the Fordham Institute. “They find that thirty-nine of forty-two charter states have at least one desert each—and the average number of deserts per state is a worrying 10.8.”