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Analysis of the Statewide Cap on Charter Schools (2009-10)

New York's statutory cap on charter schools was a key issue in the 2009-10 statewide debate over education policy, the state charter schools law, and New York's application for funding in the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) initiative.

The Charter Center published two briefs about the charter cap and the Race to the Top. "Class Ceiling" made the case for a cap increase from 200 to 460 charters, and "Sprinting to the Finish" analyzed the reasons for New York's loss in RTTT Round 1. Ultimately, the cap was increased to 460 and New York's public education system received a nearly $700 million RTTT grant.

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