Quantity Counts: The Growth of Charter School Management Organizations

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National Charter School Research Project, August 2007

This 2007 report, which looks at Charter Management Organizations (CMOs), finds that replicating successful charter schools has been tougher and more costly than expected for both for-profit and nonprofit charter management organizations (EMOs and CMOs). Additionally, common challenges of starting and running charter schools include: political risk, business planning, start-up overload, and uneven design implementation.

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