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25 Years of Public Charter Schools

August 3, 2016
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  • What's Next for Charter Schools?

    This first wave of big thinkers helped to create a new vocabulary, a new set of expectations and seats for nearly 3 million students. 

    Based on unmet demand for these schools — as well as charters’ historical growth trajectory — there could be 10 million children in charters by 2030. 

    The Walton Family Foundation is committed to continuing to fuel innovation and continue supporting opportunities for children and families. It has invested more than $386 million in over 2,100 charter schools, serving more than 840,000 students, and has committed to investing another $1 billion between 2015 and 2020 to create more high-quality charter schools and other educational opportunities for U.S. students and families.