City Journal | Loyola: Almost a Miracle. Texas made important educational strides beginning with Governor George W. Bush, but more needs to be done.
Writing in City Journal, WILL Senior Fellow and Director of the CCF, Mario Loyola, explains:
“About 86 percent of Texas children are enrolled in traditional public schools, with the remainder roughly evenly split among home school, charters, and private school—but those proportions are likely to change. Some 230,000 Texas students are enrolled in charter schools, about 4 percent of the state total, with more than 100,000 more on wait lists. With such high demand, the cap on charters continues to be raised. About 195 charters have been awarded so far, covering more than 600 campuses, with the cap set to rise to 305 charters by September 2019.”