Essay on Charter Schools On Student Achievement
Given the research surrounding the impact of charter schools on student achievement, I recommend that Virginia’s Department of Education maintain the current charter schools, but halt the implementation of future charter schools. This is due to the fact that more times than not research has shown that charter schools have little to no impact on student achievement (CITE); therefore, it seems more cost efficient to maintain current schools.
A multitude of school reforms have been proposed and implemented over the past several decades, one that receives a great deal of attention is school choice, which refers to a variety of programs providing families the option to choose the school their children attend (Berends, 2015). Of the available school choice options (magnet schools, neighborhood public…