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School Climate
Conducive to Learning,
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KEY:  n/a  indicates not applicable.
STATE SCHOOL AUTONOMY 25% OF GRADE
  State permits or requires site-based management of schools (1998) Statewide public school open-enrollment program (1998) State law allows charter schools (1998) How strong is the charter school legislation? (1998) State grants waivers of education regulations (1998)
North Dakota yes yes no n/a yes
Connecticut yes yes yes strong yes
Maine yes no no n/a yes
Nebraska yes yes no n/a yes
Vermont yes no no n/a yes
Wisconsin yes yes yes strong yes
Iowa yes yes no n/a yes
Massachusetts yes limited yes strong yes
Rhode Island yes no yes weak yes
Texas yes limited yes strong yes
Wyoming yes no yes weak no
Minnesota yes yes yes strong yes
Arkansas yes yes yes weak yes
Missouri yes limited yes strong yes
Montana yes no no n/a yes
Alaska yes no yes weak yes
Colorado yes yes yes strong yes
Indiana yes limited no n/a yes
West Virginia yes no no n/a yes
Virginia yes no yes weak yes
New Mexico yes yes yes weak yes
South Carolina yes no yes strong yes
Michigan yes limited yes strong yes
Alabama yes limited no n/a yes
Mississippi yes no yes weak yes
Arizona yes yes yes strong yes
Georgia yes no yes strong yes
North Carolina yes no yes strong yes
Tennessee yes yes no n/a yes
Oregon yes yes no n/a yes
New York yes limited no n/a yes
Louisiana yes limited yes strong yes
Delaware yes yes yes strong yes
Kentucky yes no no n/a yes
Utah yes yes yes weak yes
Washington yes yes no n/a yes
Florida yes no yes strong yes
Hawaii yes no yes weak yes
Maryland yes no no n/a yes
California yes limited yes strong yes
Idaho yes yes yes strong yes
Illinois yes no yes strong yes
Kansas yes no yes weak yes
Nevada yes no yes weak yes
New Hampshire yes limited yes strong no
New Jersey yes limited yes strong yes
Ohio yes yes yes strong yes
Oklahoma yes no no n/a yes
Pennsylvania yes no yes strong yes
South Dakota yes yes no n/a yes
U.S. 50 18 33 22 S, 11 W 48

NOTE:  States are ranked by number grade to the nearest decimal; ties are ranked by alphabetical order.

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(c) 1999 Editorial Projects in Education

Vol. 18, number 17, page 119