Charter schools are public schools of choice in that many families choose them for their children. There are reasons as to why parents choose charter schools over public schools. The first reason is that charter schools provide an affordable option to private schools. There is no tuition fees as charter schools get its funding from public money. Charter schools allow any and every child to study no matter the background as there is no discrimination. Basing on culture, religion, disability, race and gender, discrimination in charter schools is not experienced. Without fear of being harassed children in charter schools are able to express themselves freely. The enrollment process of new students in charter schools uses the lottery system.
The option of enrolling a child in a charter school is made possible to those that are within and outside their district. The geographical location of a student is not a problem during enrolling to charter schools. The unique needs of a student are catered for by charter schools as they have their own curriculum. This spikes up creativity and innovative to students who can specialize in areas such as music, art among others.
The use of lottery system of enrollment results to the population of the school being a small number and thus teachers can focus more on every child. The class size of a charter school is manageable and every learner’s need can be addressed individually. A well- mannered student is resulted since the population the students is small and thus student behavior can be monitored closely.
Parents participation in a child’s education is highly encouraged in charter schools as they are co-partners with the school. The education program of charter schools is of high standards as their goals and objectives need to be met. All in all charter schools are stand-alone schools that are created and operated by organizations or groups like universities, teacher groups and foundations. Creation and operation by these groups make up about two thirds of the charter schools while one third of charter schools are created and operated by management organizations that operate multiple schools.
The first way in which charter schools are governed is through issue of a charter to the operator of the school. Also another mode of governance is by the creators and operators who oversee the running of the charter school. After every three to five years the charter is reviewed by the charter school authorize. When individual schools or a group of schools is contracted in order to deliver management services a charter management organization is involved.
Assessment design, professional development, back-office services, curriculum development, teacher recruitment, facility services and system implementation are the examples of management services offered by charter management organizations. An uncommon school is a branch of charter management organization.