Families choose charter schools for their children as they are public schools of choice. 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. Charter schools get its funding from public money thus no tuition fees. Charter schools allow any and every child to study no matter the background as there is no discrimination. Charter schools does not experience any kind of discrimination based on culture, religion, disability, race and gender. Expressing of views by children is done freely without the fear of being harassed by the school. As there many applications to charter schools the system of lottery is used for the selection of new students.
Students can be enrolled in charter schools that are within or outside one’s district as that option is provided. Charter schools are known to enroll students from wide geographical locations. In addition there are charter schools that cater a student’s unique needs as they have their own curriculum. Areas such as music and art can be specialized by students in charter schools as their creativity and innovative is arose.
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. Charter schools have goals and objectives that need to be met and thus their education program is of quality satisfaction. Creation and operation of charter schools is 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 operator of the school is issued with a legally binding contract which is a charter as the first mode of governance. Those that create and operate a charter school oversee the running of the school as the other mode of governance. A charter school authorize reviews the charter after every three to five years . 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. A non-profit institution is realized from a charter management organization.