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. Another reason is that children from every background are allowed in charter schools thus no discrimination. Discrimination based on culture, religion, disability, race and gender is not experienced in charter schools. Expressing of views by children is done freely without the fear of being harassed by the school. 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. Due to having their own curriculum charter schools are able to cater to a student’s unique needs. This spikes up creativity and innovative to students who can specialize in areas such as music, art among others.
The use of lottery system of enrollment results to the population of the school being a small number and thus teachers can focus more on every child. Since the size of a class in a charter school is manageable every students needs are addressed. A well- mannered student is resulted since the population the students is small and thus student behavior can be monitored closely.
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. All in all charter schools are stand-alone schools that are created and operated by organizations or groups like universities, teacher groups and foundations. Charter schools are created and operated by either two thirds or one third of various groups like in the case of one third creation and operation is done by management organizations.
Charter schools are governed firstly by a legal binding contract called a charter that is issued to the operator of the school. Also another mode of governance is by the creators and operators who oversee the running of the charter school. After every three to five years the charter is reviewed by the charter school authorize. A charter management organization is an organization that contract with individual schools or group of schools in order to deliver management services.
Charter management organizations offer the following services; assessment design, back-office services, professional development, curriculum development, teacher recruitment, facility services and system implementation. An uncommon school is a branch of charter management organization.