Welcome to the National Charter Schools Founders Library!
We've made it our mission to collect and capture the history of the charter schools movement for future generations to enjoy and learn from.
History matters! We know it's an invaluable asset for future leaders who are working to ensure all kids have access to a quality education. These historical documents and oral histories from the charter founders will enable us to learn from the past and better shape our future. Get involved and help us continue to capture this history!
Hear it from the Founders!
California's Charter Story: School Vouchers
California's Charter Story: Expectations from Charter Bill
California's Charter Story: How the Charter Bill Went Through
California's Charter Story: How Charters Helped Unified Funding
The Charter Story from Ember Reichgott Junge 2018
GVSU CSO interview with John Booy 2019
Interview with Peggy Kerns and Alex Medler 2019
Interview with Bill Owens 2019
2018 Kolderie and Junge Discussion: Part 1 - Chartering Origins
2018 Kolderie and Junge Discussion: Part 3 - Chartering Policy and Advocacy
Interview with Ted Kolderie
John Engler's speech to the Michigan Legislature on Oct. 5, 1993