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 affordability of charter schools is more convenient as compared to private schools. There is no tuition fees as charter schools get its funding from public money. There is no discrimination in charter schools as children from every background can study there. Charter schools does not experience any kind of discrimination based on culture, religion, disability, race and gender. Without fear of being harassed children in charter schools are able to express themselves freely. Due to many applications by students the lottery system is used in the enrollment process.
Students can be enrolled in charter schools that are within or outside one’s district as that option is provided. The geographical location of a student is not a problem during enrolling to charter schools. The unique needs of a student are catered for by charter schools as they have their own curriculum. This spikes up creativity and innovative to students who can specialize in areas such as music, art among others.
Every student can be focused on by a teacher as the population of a charter school is small. 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.
Parents are partners with the school as their involvement in a child’s education is highly encouraged. The education program of charter schools is of high standards as their goals and objectives need to be met. Creation and operation of charter schools is by organizations or groups like universities, teacher groups and foundations. Creation and operation by these groups make up about two thirds of the charter schools while one third of charter schools are created and operated by management organizations that operate multiple schools.
The first way in which charter schools are governed is through issue of a charter to the operator of the school. The running of a charter school is observed by the creators and operators as the next mode of governance. A charter school authorize reviews the charter after every three to five years . A charter management organization is an organization that contract with individual schools or group of schools in order to deliver management services.
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.