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    Development in Charter Schools

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    took hold when the American Federation of Teachers adopted the idea and set up the first “Charter Schools” in Minnesota in 1991. These were the first of many charter schools in the Unites States. (NEA - Charter Schools.) The dilemma that many people face is determining how charter schools are different from traditional public schools and if the academic success rates at these schools are higher than public schools. Studies done by both independent and governmental groups have concluded with varying results

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    Public vs Charter Schools

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    The issue of whether charter or public schools are more beneficial for students has been an ongoing debate. The question that arise is which type provides a better education. Having gone to a charter high school myself, I got to see and experience first-hand the benefits of going to a charter school as well as realizing the issues charter schools face here in Oklahoma. These problems need to address in order to guarantee that students are getting the best education that they can get. We are facing

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    children into a school located by their new home. Some parents choose to enroll their children into the neighborhood public school, but other parents decide to enroll their children into charter schools. The ideology of charter schools is not centuries old, in fact, Albert Shanker imposed the idea less than fifty years ago. The ripple effect of charter schools is still felt as new schools across the country are being developed and state legislations are enacting charter school laws. The creation

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    Charter Schools

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    Charter Schools Since President Clinton signed into law, H. R. 2616, the “Charter School Expansion Act of 1998” charter schools have been providing an alternative for parents of public school students (Lin, Q., 2001, p.2). To date, charter schools enroll over 500,000 students (Fusarelli, 2002, p. 1). Charter schools have been favorable because it is believed that they can provide for a way to enhance student achievement by serving students who have been under-served by the public schools (Fusarelli

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    Charter Schools

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    debate on school reform in the United States. The charter school model was an idea for educational reconstruction. These charter schools insured the continuing improvement of schooling (Budde, 1989). In 1991, Minnesota was the first state to pass legislation to create a charter school. In 1992, Minnesota opened the doors of the first charter school in the United States (“Resources,” 2012). Since then, Charter schools have gained wide spread acceptance across the United States. Charter schools are independent

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    Charter Schools Essay

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    Are charter schools really better than public schools? Are they the answer to solving the educational void in this generation and future generations to come? The answer is no to both questions. The main point of charter schools are to create more educational benefits for those who have either struggled or didn't think public schooling was sufficient enough for them. The problem with that is in fact; they aren't performing better than public schools, loosely regulated, and the theory that charters

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    Charter Schools

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    Charter schools are an alternative to public schools. Whether this alternative is a better solution to the public schools is the argument. Public schools can be just as creative as charter schools. Public schools are funded by our tax dollars, which ultimately the United States Government decides where those funds go. Education should be the last thing to be cut in the budget, but unfortunately, we the people do not have a choice other than the public offices whom we hope will do what they have said

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    As the 2010 documentary, The Lottery, reveals, the charter vs. public school controversy continues to increase, creating rising tensions in communities nationally. The film centers on the issue in New York's Harlem and an actual lottery enabling a select few children to attend a charter, rather than a zoned school. This is however, essentially a microcosmic version of the larger debate, and perhaps the most interesting aspect of it is that both sides are after the same goal: the best possible education

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    Charter School Performance

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    enrolled in charter schools have increased from 0.3 million in the 1999-2000 school year to 1.8 million in the 2010-2011 school year. Charter schools are schools that receive public funding from the government,but is controlled by an organization under a legislative contract or a charter with a state. Under the control of the organization, charter schools do not have to follow certain state laws but have to meet the charter’s accountability standards. If the standards are not met, a school can lose

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    today I never even actually heard of a charter school before in my life. In all honesty I have no idea what makes up a charter school or if it is even is any different than just a plain old regular public school. To me I think they are basically the same I would think that they aren’t that many charter schools in the United States to begin with since this is the first time I’ve actually never heard of them. What I assume and image about what a charter school to know about with they are is that they

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