Charter schools are public schools of choice in that many families choose them for their children. Different reasons have been outlined 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. Discrimination based on culture, religion, disability, race and gender is not experienced in charter schools. Expressing of views by children is done freely without the fear of being harassed by the school. Due to many applications by students the lottery system is used in the enrollment process.
Students can be enrolled in charter schools that are within or outside one’s district as that option is provided. The geographical location of a student is not a problem during enrolling to charter schools. Due to having their own curriculum charter schools are able to cater to a student’s unique needs. Through the curriculum of charter schools, students creativity and innovative is awakened and thus enabling to specialize in areas such as music and art.
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.
The participation of parents 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. Creation and operation of charter schools is by organizations or groups like universities, teacher groups and foundations. One third of charter schools are created and operated by management organizations that operate multiple schools while the two thirds is created and operated by organizations or groups like universities, teacher groups and foundations.
Charter schools are governed firstly by a legal binding contract called a charter that is issued 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. A charter which is the legal binding contract is reviewed after every three to five years by the charter school authorize. Organizations that contract with individual schools or group of schools in order to deliver management services are known as charter management organization.
Charter management organizations offer the following services; assessment design, back-office services, professional development, curriculum development, teacher recruitment, facility services and system implementation. An uncommon school is a branch of charter management organization.