Charter Schools Vs. School Schools Essay

1472 Words Nov 30th, 2014 null Page
Throughout the 19th and 20th century, our views on public education have drastically changed. Since state legislatures passed charter law in 1990, charter schools saw a vast increase in number. Charter schools often get overwhelmingly positive press and make a lot of assertions about their success. For example, CAN Academies mission statement is “To provide the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence...” On CAN Academies website, it includes quotes such as “Texans CAN!,” “We cherish and nurture each to student to help them succeed,” “Learning is best accomplished in a nurturing, yet structured, environment.” While charter schools, such as CAN Academies, have had obvious merits, there are also some defects. Not to say the traditional public school doesn’t have its flaws as well, but are charter schools effectively providing students with more rigorous challenges and opportunities than their public school counterparts, and generating a better graduation rate?
Charter Schools are evolving as an alternative to traditional system of education and are subsidized with public money. They fit in a slot amongst private and public schools. A private group of people, usually teachers, can submit an application for and get authorization for a charter to run their own school. The educators who generally teach at charter schools fancy the fact they have…

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