Civic Report No. 24 December 2002


2001 Education Freedom Index

Table 2: Ranking the States by Availability of Charter School Options

State

Charter Score

Charter Rank

Arizona

4.69

1

Delaware

2.28

2

Michigan

1.94

3

Florida

1.91

4

Colorado

1.84

5

Minnesota

1.75

6

California

1.71

7

North Carolina

1.69

8

Texas

1.59

9

Hawaii

1.56

10

Massachusetts

1.53

11

Wisconsin

1.47

12

Pennsylvania

1.40

13

New Jersey

1.38

14

New York

1.29

15

Missouri

1.27

16

Oregon

1.26

17

Ohio

1.26

18

South Carolina

1.25

19

Indiana

1.25

20

Georgia

1.18

21

Oklahoma

1.05

22

New Mexico

1.03

23

Nevada

1.03

24

Alaska

1.03

25

Idaho

1.02

26

Louisiana

1.00

27

Illinois

0.96

28

Utah

0.87

29

Connecticut

0.87

30

New Hampshire

0.85

31

Rhode Island

0.68

32

Kansas

0.60

33

Wyoming

0.54

34

Arkansas

0.48

35

Virginia

0.45

36

Mississippi

0.08

37

Alabama

0.00

38

Iowa

0.00

38

Kentucky

0.00

38

Maine

0.00

38

Maryland

0.00

38

Montana

0.00

38

Nebraska

0.00

38

North Dakota

0.00

38

South Dakota

0.00

38

Tennessee

0.00

38

Vermont

0.00

38

Washington

0.00

38

West Virginia

0.00

38

Table 2A: Charter Options in the States, Arranged Alphabetically

State

Charter Score

Charter Rank

Alabama

0.00

38

Alaska

1.03

25

Arizona

4.69

1

Arkansas

0.48

35

California

1.71

7

Colorado

1.84

5

Connecticut

0.87

30

Delaware

2.28

2

Florida

1.91

4

Georgia

1.18

21

Hawaii

1.56

10

Idaho

1.02

26

Illinois

0.96

28

Indiana

1.25

20

Iowa

0.00

38

Kansas

0.60

33

Kentucky

0.00

38

Louisiana

1.00

27

Maine

0.00

38

Maryland

0.00

38

Massachusetts

1.53

11

Michigan

1.94

3

Minnesota

1.75

6

Mississippi

0.08

37

Missouri

1.27

16

Montana

0.00

38

Nebraska

0.00

38

Nevada

1.03

24

New Hampshire

0.85

31

New Jersey

1.38

14

New Mexico

1.03

23

New York

1.29

15

North Carolina

1.69

8

North Dakota

0.00

38

Ohio

1.26

18

Oklahoma

1.05

22

Oregon

1.26

17

Pennsylvania

1.40

13

Rhode Island

0.68

32

South Carolina

1.25

19

South Dakota

0.00

38

Tennessee

0.00

38

Texas

1.59

9

Utah

0.87

29

Vermont

0.00

38

Virginia

0.45

36

Washington

0.00

38

West Virginia

0.00

38

Wisconsin

1.47

12

Wyoming

0.54

34

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