Charter Schools By: John and Alex
Definition • A charter school is a school developed by a granter body(i.e. board of education) and a community it is run through tax money and has very little to do with local and state regulated laws.
Advantages • Advantages • Smaller size= better education • Higher levels of accountability • Fewer restrictions which allows a more broad range of teaching method • Academic achievement and academic success is greater than in public schools
Disadvantages • Disadvantages • Teachers at charter schools have to work more hours because they are given much more responsibilities. Which eventually results them into quitting to go back to public schools • Not many people are suited to become a principal at these kinds of schools because once again it is a huge responsibility and work load.
Funding • Charter schools receive less funding than a public school on average. • The parents of the charter students pay taxes that help support the school • Large amount of a charter schools’ budget goes to the faculty
Teacher Accountability • Teachers have less security than public schools because they work on a year to year contract. • In the majority of charter schools teachers salaries are based on how well their students do.