The number of students who attend charter schools across the country has increased by almost 13 percent in the last two years. According to The New York Times, just over 2 million students are now enrolled in charter schools.
The New York Times looked at the results of a report recently released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools:
[The report] showed that in some cities, charter schools enroll a significant proportion of public school students. In 110 school districts, at least 10 percent of students now attend public charter schools. In New York City, just over 48,000 public school students attended charter schools in 2011-12, up 24 percent from the previous year.