March 20 2013
Charter Schools The New Version Of Public Schools
As consumers we constantly search for the best quality in products that will satisfy our needs whether is on groceries, electronics or clothes, an if we can’t find satisfaction on local shops or markets we tend to research until we satisfy our desire or pockets. However, when it comes to education we are used to think that what we are offered by traditional school system is quialty by nature. As for education in a new era of technology and virtual classrooms, the budget cuts towards Education have led communities to find a new way to raise their voices toward education system. The subject of charter schools is not new to American culture anymore, as disscussions and controversies have arise about the economical impact caused by charter schools towards public schools. This has left doubts and disavowals about the benefits of a new and dynamic educational system. Although public school system oppose to the develepment of charter school systems, studies have shown that charter schools can be succesfully engaging projects that provide reliable education alternative to communities when properly manage.
In addition to controversies and arguments presented by public schools vs charter school systems, Gary Warth from San Diego U-T reports that at the Charter School Conference that took place on San Diego, CA. CEO and President of California Charter Schools Jed Wallace said, “If you were to look anywhere in the landscape to find the most exciting things happening right now, you would look at charters,”
Nevertheless, Charter schools are nothing new to American Culture, they have been around long enough to create uncertainly and unhappiness among public school systems and Education Boards nationwide. We must understand that charter schools are public schools that are built and designed to provide education alternatives for those who can’t find satisfaction in public education or feel failure by traditional school systems. Because of the nature and concept charter schools embrace a different approach and dynamic perspective that involves community efforts. Charter school financial support on their majority comes from grants and donations made by different sectors; also they receive a modest contribution from school districts. Because of their nature, Charter schools, infrastructures may vary on sizes forcing them in some cases to have smaller populations in comparison to public schools that are pre designed with larger buildings; as a result charter schools tend to be more selective with their pupils. In Comparison to charter school, public schools systems also depend on their majority by Government funds that are base on student average daily attendance throughout the scholar year. Student attendance is a priority in public schools in order to get financial support to meet their needs to forthcoming scholar year; According to “Oakland Achieves: a Public Education Progress Report,” presented by Oaklandachieves.org in 2010-11 Oakland Unified School District roughly lost $9,258.000 due to student absent (Oaklandachieves.org p5). In Addition to the revenue and fund both systems face the challenges of meeting the requirements and criteria standards set by state educational law. Over the last decade Oaklandachives.org note on A public Education Report Progress that a remarkable increase on Academic Performance Index had been reach, five Oakland schools met the minimum goal of or greater and by 2012, forty two schools charters and public reached that bench mark (Oaklandachieves.org p3). Making the of City of Oakland one of the most successful on California and proving that charter and public schools can be successful systems.
In addition to charter schools vs. public schools discussions, an article published on the hub pages Sara Johnson points out the benefits and contradictions of charter schools, she illustrates the contrasts of public vs. charters by...
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