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.
Yes, but not at the expense of funding public schools, and as long as same standards are used to evaluate. There's been some thumbs on the scale in areas to support otherwise failing charter schools and at the expense of public education.
These should definitely be non-profit.
As long as university schools do not show favoratism toward charter school graduates. If they do, it will continue the trend of those who grew up in higher earning households getting accepted into great universities over other non charter school applicants with equal merit. Upon equal merit? Sure. Upon charter school graduation or advantages, absolutely not.
I do not believe that tax payers should have to fund the education of children that do not belong to them. The only people that should be responsible for funding preschool & k-12 school is the parent of that child except for circumstances such as foster children or children that have been abandoned.
Teachers should not be paid more necessarily. They should be not required to pay out of pocket for supplies. If the schools were better funded the teachers wouldn't feel the bite. School should be standardized and improved. Bring back homework. Bring back the idea of holding your kids back or them failing. Bring back the requirement to pass a class with a certain grade. Hold the kids and their parents accountable for doing the work to make the grade. No child left behind is asinine.
Both public and charter schools need to be improved and having to be accepted into a private school should not be a thing, if a student wants to challenge themselves and go to a harder school they should have the freedom to do so.
No, keep the funding in the public school system, and work on making the system equal across the nations. Take the regulation out of the hands of the states and regulate it at the federal level. This is how we stop educational oppression.
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