11.10.14  — The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), a human rights center housed Northeastern University School of Law, released today a new report analyzing the human rights impact of the growth of the charter school sector in Massachusetts.

"At What Cost? The Charter School Model and the Human Right to Education” analyzes trends in charter school practice from a human rights perspective. While stopping short of recommending fundamental changes in the legislation enabling charter school creation, the PHRGE report points to the need for public authorities to strengthen mechanisms for charter accountability and to consider international standards in establishing such mechanisms. PHRGE also highlights the importance of a serious review of public strategies for financing charter schools prior to any regulatory changes that would facilitate accelerated expansion of the charter sector.   

For more information, contact:

Kevin Murray
Executive Director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy
(617) 373-4972