The Pros And Cons Of Charter Schools

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Generally, the charter school is known for going there because students choose to. Stereotypically, some people think that it is a type of school for people with a lot of money. Some might even think that it is a school for kids that get kicked out of public schools and have nowhere else to go. Controversial and experimental teaching styles. It has also been thought that charter schools have more funding than public schools, but little do they know that it is the other way around. The issue with the charter schools is that there is not much funding which causes the school to be aggressive and entrepreneurial (Charter Schools Are a Bad Idea). After the first charter school opened, much has happened in the charter schools across the United States …show more content…
The first charter school opened in 1990’s (Charter Schools Are a Bad Idea). The original purpose was to collaborate with public schools instead of competing with them or weakening them (Charter Schools Are a Bad Idea). The idea was to recruit the students that had no interest in learning such as dropouts. Since then, it has changed like my high school. It is a charter school, but it has exceptional students that are ready to learn along with some who do not care one way or another. Typically charter schools have fewer rules and regulations than public schools (Charter Schools). Since there is not much funding for the charter schools, the schools can be shut down due to underperformance by the students (Charter Schools). While it is unfortunate, this can motivate teachers and students to do their best. According to the article Charter Schools, in the 2015-2016 school year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) said, “about 6,800 public charter schools are operating in the United States.” (Charter Schools). One of the great things about a charter school is the fact that they are not required to provide school buses, which saves on fuel, vehicle, and staffing expenses (Charter Schools). At my high school there are four school buses between 1,600 students in the grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school buses are mainly used for the lower grades and …show more content…
They do not all volunteer, but the ones that do volunteer do amazing work. In charter schools, parents have somewhat of a say in their child’s education (Charter Schools). Of course ultimately the school board makes the final decision, but it is good to have the parents voice their opinion about their child’s education. When it comes to sports, clubs, and extra-curricular activities, parents are there most of the time helping out any way they can. Charter schools bring the school community together and it is like a big family. There also is a call for change in the educational process. As time goes on, many things change. Teaching and educating students is always changing. The author of the article Winning the War on Charter School explains why charter schools would work best, “Charter schools have always been frightening to traditional public schools for the simple reason that they are granted wide autonomy to develop new instructional models, and most of the people associated with traditional public schools are afraid of change, or rather afraid of change that doesn’t involve increasing compensation levels.” (Winning the War on Charter Schools). Another author says that the United States is at the forefront of reform and reinvention and explains that it is time to make a change in the education system (Charter Schools and public…). The author goes on to say that

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