Public schools of choice are charter schools in that most families choose them for their children. Different reasons have been outlined as to why parents choose charter schools over public schools. The first reason is that charter schools provide an affordable option to private schools. There is no tuition fees as charter schools get its funding from public money. Charter schools allow any and every child to study no matter the background as there is no discrimination. Discrimination based on culture, religion, disability, race and gender is not experienced in charter schools. Expressing of views by children is done freely without the fear of being harassed by the school. As there many applications to charter schools the system of lottery is used for the selection of new students.
There is an option of enrolling a student in a charter school that’s within or outside one’s district. Students that are far from their district area can still be enrolled in charter schools as its not a hindrance. Due to having their own curriculum charter schools are able to cater to a student’s unique needs. This spikes up creativity and innovative to students who can specialize in areas such as music, art among others.
Since the enrollment of charter schools is based on a lottery system the population of the school is fairly small which is a good thing as teachers focus more on every student. Since the size of a class in a charter school is manageable every students needs are addressed. As an added advantage of the school having a small population the students behavior is monitored thereby resulting to a well -mannered student.
The participation of parents in a child’s education is highly encouraged in charter schools as they are co-partners with the school. Goals and objectives of charter schools need to be met and thus their education program is of quality satisfaction. All in all charter schools are stand-alone schools that are created and operated by organizations or groups like universities, teacher groups and foundations. Charter schools are created and operated by either two thirds or one third of various groups like in the case of one third creation and operation is done by management organizations.
Charter schools are governed firstly by a legal binding contract called a charter that is issued to the operator of the school. Those that create and operate a charter school oversee the running of the school as the other mode of governance. A charter school authorize reviews the charter after every three to five years . Organizations that contract with individual schools or group of schools in order to deliver management services are known as charter management organization.
Assessment design, professional development, back-office services, curriculum development, teacher recruitment, facility services and system implementation are the examples of management services offered by charter management organizations. A non-profit institution is realized from a charter management organization.