Charter schools, public schools, waivers
Should traditional public school districts be allowed to use the same waivers as nearby charter schools? Perhaps the flexibility afforded to charters might be helpful for all schools by allowing them to become nimble, responsive organizations, less governed by inertia and more guided by innovation. House Bill 1377 proposes such an extension of waivers. In this brief, we examine the most common waivers that charter schools request to assess what types of waivers could be available to traditional public schools if House Bill 1377 were signed into law.
McKenzie, Sarah C. and Ritter, Gary W., "The Waivers Sought by Arkansas Charters: Should They Be Extended to All?" (2015). Policy Briefs. 25.