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This paper explains that charter schools, like public schools, accept any student within their districts and receive public money. However, the schools are run by corporations and boards of directors and have no set curriculum they must follow, being instead free to create and follow their own unique curricula. This paper examines the pros and the cons of charter schools.
From the Paper:"Charter schools have been gaining in popularity across the nation over the past ten years or so. More and more students are finding today that they just do not fit into the traditional public school environment. Public schools are not offering children things to maintain their interests or to develop their minds. Teacher to student ratios are at an all-time high. Homework is increasing in stratospheric amounts, even for kindergarteners. Strict codes are followed by many schools that allow problematic or violent children to be put back into the same classroom over and over again, increasing disruption and decreasing the feeling of safety of the other students, and there is nothing the teachers can do to change it. Strict codes of conduct or inflexible curriculums, poor schools with no money for appropriate supplies, and lack of appropriate accommodations for gifted students and students with special needs abounds in the public school system. Parents are frustrated. Students and teachers are frustrated. Charter schools have seemed to many to be a welcome alternative. Some even see charter schools as the savior of public school students."
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