Families choose charter schools for their children as they are public schools of choice. Most parents have different reasons as to why they choose charter schools over public schools. The affordability of charter schools is more convenient as compared to private schools. Charter schools get its funding from public money thus no tuition fees. Charter schools allow any and every child to study no matter the background as there is no discrimination. Charter schools does not experience any kind of discrimination based on culture, religion, disability, race and gender. The children are able to express their views freely without fear of being harassed by the school. The enrollment process of new students in charter schools uses the lottery system.
There is an option of enrolling a student in a charter school that’s within or outside one’s district. The geographical location of a student is not a problem during enrolling to charter schools. Due to having their own curriculum charter schools are able to cater to a student’s unique needs. Through the curriculum of charter schools, students creativity and innovative is awakened and thus enabling to specialize in areas such as music and art.
Every student can be focused on by a teacher as the population of a charter school is small. The needs of each student is addressed by the teacher as the size of a class is quite manageable. As an added advantage of the school having a small population the students behavior is monitored thereby resulting to a well -mannered student.
The participation of parents in a child’s education is highly encouraged in charter schools as they are co-partners with the school. 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 which is the legal binding contract is reviewed after every three to five years by the charter school authorize. 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.