State of Authorizing Report
Authorizing is the most consequential public school governance reform of the past two decades. Over the last 20+ years, diverse authorizers have created a new landscape, where school autonomy—balanced by fierce accountability and equitable access—can exist and thrive.
THE LAST 20+ YEARS
Over the next decade, NACSA envisions new authorizing systems that embrace innovative ways of organizing learning that are objectively equitable, excellent, and built from the high standards communities have for their children.
THE NEXT DECADE
We know where authorizing came from and
we know where it is going, but where is it right now?
STATE OF AUTHORIZING
This report provides a comprehensive look at who is doing what in authorizing in this present moment. Having a dynamic picture of where we are helps us navigate this landscape and chart our next steps on this journey of tapping into Excellence from Communities.