Charter Schools<br />Katie, Marrisa, and Alina<br />
Introduction to Charter Schools<br />Elementary or secondary schools <br />Receive public money<br />Freed of rule, regulation, and statutes that apply to other public schools<br />Freedom in exchange for some type of accountability for results. <br />Attendance is by choice<br />
History of Charter Schools<br />Idea originated by Ray Budde and Albert Shanker in 1968<br />Operate like a private business<br />Minnesota was first state with charter school law in 1991. <br />As of now, 41 states and Washington D.C. have charter school laws.<br />
Structure of Charter Schools<br />Operate as autonomous public schools<br />Accountable for student achievement<br />12.5% of 5,000 Charter School have closed<br />Rules of schools depend on state legislation and differ from state to state<br />
Funding<br />Dictated by the state<br />Many use per-pupil state aid from school district<br />May receive funding from private donors or foundations<br />61 cents to every dollar for their district peer traditional public school <br />$6,585 per pupil- Charter Schools<br />$10,771 per pupil at traditional public schools<br />Receive less public funding that traditional<br />Portion of charter schools’ operating costs can come from sources outside public funding. <br />With private funds, federal, and ‘other income’ charter school can have more money per pupil, depending on school<br />
Results: <br />Charter school students do better than public school children in state performance standards<br />Mainly among white non-Hispanic males<br />Have a parent with a high school degree<br />Better in both math and reading<br />
Positives of Charter Schools<br />Examples<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogVQV12wCe8<br /> <br />Opportunity to model new ways of education for public schools<br />Students are succeeding <br />More opportunity <br />More choice<br />
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