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 first reason is that charter schools provide an affordable option to private schools. Charter schools get its funding from public money thus no tuition fees. There is no discrimination in charter schools as children from every background can study there. Basing on culture, religion, disability, race and gender, discrimination in charter schools is not experienced. Without fear of being harassed children in charter schools are able to express themselves freely. As there many applications to charter schools the system of lottery is used for the selection of new students.
The option of enrolling a child in a charter school is made possible to those that are within and outside their district. Charter schools are known to enroll students from wide geographical locations. 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. Charter schools have goals and objectives that need to be met and thus their education program is of quality satisfaction. 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.
Charter schools are governed firstly by a legal binding contract called a charter that is issued 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 . When individual schools or a group of schools is contracted in order to deliver management services a charter management organization is involved.
The management services include; assessment design, back-office services, professional development, curriculum development, teacher recruitment, facility services and system implementation. A non-profit institution is realized from a charter management organization.