Argumentative Essay On Charter Schools

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Charter Schools are publicly funded independent private schools established by teachers, parents, or community groups, under the terms of a charter with a local or national authority. Charter Schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families chose them for their kids. Also teachers who work at a charter school usually fall under more flexible certification requirements than other public school teachers. Charter schools are often similar to magnet schools they often offer special programs such as Math, Engineering, and Environmental science. Also if The Charter school you are trying to enroll in gets too popular they will sometimes use a lottery system which will fill in the vacancies. However Charter schools are still ran by the government, they also don’t discriminate by race, religion, or gender. If a school is mismanaged or test scores are poor, a charter school can be shut down. Most Charter schools don’t often have athletics available for the students. For this reason the students are allowed to play for the nearest Public school team. Charter schools exist in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Ten states have no charter school law. They are these states Alabama, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. Of these, Alabama, Kentucky, and Maine report having magnet …show more content…

Paul, Minnesota. The first state to have a charter school law in 1992. The 4,132 charter schools in the United States in 2006 were providing and educating 1,157,359 students, over 2% of all public school students. The five states with the greatest number of charter schools in 2006 were, in order from greatest to least: California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Ohio. Twenty-nine states that have charter schools have fewer than 100 of them. The lowest number of charter schools in a state that did have them was 1 in Mississippi. In 2008, there were more than 4,500 charter schools serving over 1.3 million

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