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Charter School Market Share: D.C. Edition

According to the Washington Post, Washington DC charters may soon be the majority school system like New Orleans. Charter students are gaining… #winning

October count came in at 46,191–that’s down 419 students, about six-tenths of a percent– from last fall’s 46,515. That was when the District received a 1.6 percent bump over 2009.

The city’s public charter schools continued their robust growth. The Public Charter School Board reported unaudited enrollment at 32,009–an 8.2 percent boost over last October’s 29,557.

Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.