Reform for Charter Schools

What are Charter Schools?

A Charter school is a publicly funded independent school established by teachers, parents, or community groups under the terms of a charter with a local or national authority.

How are Charter Schools Different from Normal Public Schools

Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. Charter schools are accountable for academic results and for upholding the promises made in their charters. They must demonstrate performance in the areas of academic achievement, financial management, and organizational stability. If a charter school does not meet performance goals, it may be closed. (http://www.uncommonschools.org/faq-what-is-charter-school)

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Pros and Cons of Charter schools

Pros:

  1. Options for families
  2. Foster competition
  3. Foster Innovation
  4. Carve out a niche
Cons:

  1. Fiscal Inefficiency
  2. Unfair playing field
  3. Less money for the children
  4. Less transparency
  5. Less loss control and accountability
  6. Less Diversity

Where are charter schools necessary?

In school districts that are so overpopulated that the teachers have a bad time keeping up with making sure that all the kids get equal treatment.

What is the difference in cost between charter schools and normal schools

Charter schools and public schools are the same in this aspect as they are free and paid for by taxes .