Here’s the recent trend: UP.
The following table gives more details.
Charter school enrollment
|Year||States||Students||% of all public school enrollment|
|2009-2010||39||1,603,484||Not yet available|
Now a few observations:
- The first charter school in the country opened in 1992.
- In the four school years between (and including) 1999-2000 and 2002-2003, the number of charter school students had nearly doubled.
- Charter schools far outstrip tax credits or vouchers as the most common form of school choice.
- Which state stopped having a charter school law in the 2009-2010 school year? Mississippi, which had regularly scored last or almost last in rankings of charter school laws.