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Charter schools are driving success, innovation and progress. 


of charter students face socio-economic disadvantages & work to overcome odds


charter schools in Michigan serving over 150,000 students.


more cost-effective than the average traditional public school in the same city

The charter school basics


The charter school political narrative

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MAPSA, Michigan’s Charter School Association, advocates for and supports the charter students, educators, families & advocates statewide.

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While COVID-19 meant some schools had to pause instruction, many charters embraced the challenge head on, creating amazing opportunities at a distance.



That's up 5 points from 2020 (59% favorability). The unfavorable numbers are also dropping - only 22% of MI voters have an unfavorable opinion of charters, down from 25% in 2020.



That's up from 20% in 2020. Just 10% of voters say they're more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes charter schools, down from 13% in 2020.



Geographically, support has now increased to the point where it’s above 60% in every area of the state. In some areas of Michigan, support has grown by more than 20 points in the last two years.

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We believe that K-12 education must continue elevating to meet the needs of modern learners. We hope the education of tomorrow is accessible, accountable, innovative & successful.

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