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

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