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Walton Family Foundation Invests $5 Million to Promote Quality Authorizing of Public Charter Schools

Public charter school authorizers are responsible for opening high-performing schools, and they also bear responsibility for shutting down low-performers. Too many authorizers across the country are falling short on both parts of their jobs.

That’s why we’re investing $5 million in the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) to support the strong authorization of more than 2,000 new, high-performing public charter schools and the closure of at least 900 of the lowest-performing charters.

This investment will enable NACSA to partner with several of the largest authorizers in the nation and work with policymakers to improve authorizing practices, while equipping authorizers with the tools they need to ensure every charter school is meeting its promise to serve students with a high-quality public school education.

Our Vison for Education Reform

How do we ensure that every kid in America gets a great education? At the Walton Family Foundation, we believe this can happen only when each family is empowered to choose the best high-quality, publicly-funded education for their child, whether the school is traditional public, public charter or private. Watch this video that brings this investment approach to life, and let us know what you think.

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