What I Valued and Missed By Attending a Charter School – Go Public Intern, Cassandra Garza There are many options for parents when choosing a school for their children. Some choose to go public, private, or charter schools. In my case, I spent my 6th to 12th grade years in a charter school. During my […]
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.