Charter Schools vs. Public Schools Comparison Essay by stacymac

Charter Schools vs. Public Schools
An analysis of the pros and cons of charter schools vs. public schools.
# 117155 | 1,371 words | 9 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2009 in Education (General)

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Charter schools offer an alternative to traditional public schools. This paper offers an analysis of the two systems It explores the history of public schools in America and then compares and contrasts the public and charter school systems.

History of Charter and Public Schools
Purpose of the Charter School
Pros and Cons of Charter School
Advantages and Disadvantages of Public Schools
Comparative Funding of Charter and Public Schools
No Child Left Behind

From the Paper:

"Since the 1800s, public schools have been the foundation of educating children. As an institution, it has benefits and drawbacks just like charter schools do. Most importantly, public education is free. Taxes on the entire population pay for the students' educations. Public schools also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities. Faculty members and the administration is highly trained and receive extensive continuing education. The schools provide a route to higher education as well as often offering vocational education training. Most public schools also offer transportation to and from school - a luxury most charter schools cannot afford."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Public Schools.
  • Hill, J. (2006). Documentation for the NCES Common Core of Data National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS), School Year 2003-04 (Fiscal Year 2004) (NCES 2006-443). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2004-05.
  • Molnar, Alex. (1996). Charter schools: the smiling face of dis-investment. Educational Leadership, 54 (2), 9-15.
  • Overview and History of Charter Schools.

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