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
Voyagers, charter school in Detroit, blew my expectations out of the water. I have to admit I was imagining going into a crumpling building, to be patted down at the door for weapons, and teachers that babysat instead of teaching there students. Although this may be the case for most of the Detroit Public Schools, Voyagers and their staff do an exceptional job preparing and equipping their students.
Have the government forgot about the Detroit public schools? Public schools of Detroit are under very poor condition; Spain Elementary/Middle School is an example of this misfortune. This particular school is facing problems such as, missing books, unavailability to use the gymnasium as well playground, or missing out on music lessons due the lack of terminating the musician teacher. This mistreat is highly noticeable by the parents as well as the stuff. However, the government is not doing anything to face this society problem.
In this research paper I will be covering the pros and cons of the Texas government privatizing the school system, or in other words implementing a school voucher system. The pros of the Texas government privatizing the school system is the potential for better educational opportunities and quality of schools. Next, I will discuss the freedom of school choice among students and parents which allows them to choose what’s best for them. Secondly, I will discuss how there will be less government regulation, therefore schools can be ill-prepared or biased.
Year Round School Many schools have switched to year round schooling. In fact, there are 3,181 schools in the Michigan. With that 10% of those schools are public schools. Also, many schools with year round school have had high test scores and better rates. In year round school kids are showing more success and more understanding.
Have you ever seen innocent kids and disappointed parents crying in front of happy smile of other families? That sad image is usually caught in the lottery of any charter school. Ted Cruz said in School Choice Week “ And yet, there are millions of kids in the waiting list for charter school. We should not put our future in the wait list.”
The public education system in Texas is mostly funded at the local, then the state, and finally at the federal level. In the school year of 2013-2014, public school districts were funded 56.4% at the local level, 32.9% at state level, and 9.0% at the federal level (FAST - Public Education Funding In Texas). This means that more than half of the public education funding comes from the local level which includes the property taxes, therefore there is an unequal funding within school districts from different cities. As I mentioned before, the state of Texas fails to distribute the money equally within schools, but why? Well there is two answers to this issue.
However, having school choice is crucial for students who cannot learn and thrive in the curriculum or the teaching styles of their school systems. School choice has the potential to raise test scores and grades of low performing students in a traditional public school. The acceptance of school choice has helped many cities find a way to get more students to graduate and thrive. Some charter and private school help states with schooling almost half of their population.
Traditional public schools are generally much bigger than charter schools, giving them the ability to enroll more students and incorporate a variety of extracurricular activities. According to Peterson (2017) “Charter schools are funded by governments, but operate independently. This means that charter schools must persuade parents to select them instead of a neighborhood district school” (p.1). By having to recruit students for enrollment, charter schools target the most motivated students. Since charter schools are smaller than traditional public schools, they tend to run out of seating fast, therefore they enroll their students using a lottery.
This data along with data from other cities such as Chicago where only 0.1% of teachers between 2005 and 2008 were dismissed for performance-related circumstances, proves that in the united stated the public school system is broken and in need of help as stated in “Waiting for
Albert Einstein once said, "Everybody is a genius... But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid". Unfortunately, most school systems depict this quote. They judge a significant amount of the population by their ability to answer a few questions. They rate them with letters and numbers, and force students to be represented by these letters and numbers for the rest of their lives.
“Racism distorts our sense of danger and safety. We are taught to live in fear of people of color. We are exploited economically by the upper class and unable to fight or even see this exploitation because we are taught to scapegoat people of color (Kivel, P).” This quote from the article, The Cost of Racism to White People, barely digs at one of the reasons why racism still occurs in today’s world. There are many motives out there for why racism still occurs.