Charter schools are tax payer funded K-12 schools that are managed by private companies. In the U.S. there are approximately 2.9 million students enrolled in 6,700 charter schools. Charter schools are approved and governed by city, county or state governments. Beneficiaries of private schools include real-estate investors who typically own the buildings and land where the schools are housed. Opponents of charter schools argue that they take money away from the public education system and enrich private companies and real estate investors who own the land where the schools are built. Proponents argue that students in charter schools consistently have higher test scores than public school students and note that there are millions of students across the U.S. who are currently on waitlists for private schools.
No, and ban all private education, update the education system, end testing, ban Capitalist, Imperialist, and Religious propaganda from our schools, start school later in the day, shorten school days, reduce the number of children in each classroom and pay teachers a living wage
This question needs to be qualified. Where I live in Minnesota, Charter schools are public. The issue if they are a necessity for those failed by the traditional school districts or if they only take students (and thus resources) away from the regular/traditional public district.
No, education shouldn’t be privatized. EVERYONE should have equal access and opportunity to a GREAT education. Reform the public schools, raise the teachers wages, implement better support systems for special ED kids, serve better lunches, reform the way school is taught… aka. start teaching more LIFE skills instead of Algebra 1-200,000 so these kids will know how to actually survive in the world rather than spending their entire childhood and teenage years learning how to memorize things for tests instead of actually learning.
The historical activity of users engaging with this question.
Loading the political themes of users that engaged with this discussion