For a long time, the extent to which charter schools participate in collective bargaining with teachers’ unions was widely unknown. In 2010, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) collected and reported on the first nationwide data to determine the number of unionized charter schools in the United States. Basis joined with NAPCS to collect, code, and analyze union data for all charter schools open in the 2016-17 school year. Key findings from the updated report comparing teachers’ union status in charter schools in 2009-10 and 2016-17 are summarized below:
The report also compares trends in unionized charter schools across states and select cities. Basis is working with NAPCS to update with 2018-19 data and a new report that will be released in 2020.
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