13 Things To Know About Charter Schools
1/13 What’s a charter school?
Many charter advocates say they want to create choices for parents, particularly those parents who are dissatisfied with the traditional public schools in their neighborhood, by building new schools that are more innovative and flexible than their traditional counterparts. They also want to build classrooms that increase opportunity for poor kids and children of color.
2/13 Are charter schools more successful than public schools?
3/13 How do charter schools get their charter?
4/13 How many students attend charter schools?
5/13 How do charter schools get their money?
6/13 Are charter schools required to accept all kids?
Although anecdotes exist that some charter schools selectively encourage some students to leave, a practice called “counseling out,” little empirical evidence exists to support this contention.
7/13 Do charters serve the same types of students as traditional public schools?
8/13 Charters, magnets, vouchers: What’s the difference between choice programs?
9/13 What is the ‘best’ charter school system?
10/13 Can charter schools be closed?
11/13 Do charter schools increase racial or socioeconomic segregation?
12/13 How do charters affect neighboring traditional public schools?