Charter Schools

Are charter schools private schools?

Are charter schools private schools?

Charter schools are free due to public, taxpayer dollars that are taken from traditional public schools when a child enrolls in the charter school. Unlike a traditional public school, charter schools are also funded by private companies, individuals, and interests. They are managed by a private entity vs a community elected board where the public has input. And their boards are appointed vs elected. This means that charter board members can have a financial interest in the success of the schools.

District of Innovation Breaks the Rules

Breaking Rules in Public Schools: District of Innovation (DOI) Model

By Trina Pruitt, parent and Go Public contributor I am usually very organized regarding my kids’ schools and schedules.  I get super excited when the new academic calendar for the district is posted, and I happily enter all the relevant dates into my calendar app.  But I noticed this year that there were a few …

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