Year after year, we see more parents demanding high quality school choice options for their children. Current enrollment numbers tell us that an estimated 547,800 students are enrolled in charter public schools across the state for the 2014-15 school year. Charter enrollment grew by an estimated 33,525 increase this year. This growth pattern isn’t limited to student enrollment in existing charter schools, in fact there are 87 new charter schools that opened their doors this year, bringing the total number of charters in California to 1,184. Despite the growth and momentum, charter school students only represent about 7% of California’s student population. Yet according to a number of polls and studies conducted in recent years a majority of parents feel charter schools do a better job than traditional public schools.