Public schools of choice are charter schools in that most 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. Basing on culture, religion, disability, race and gender, discrimination in charter schools is not experienced. The children are able to express their views freely without 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. Students that are far from their district area can still be enrolled in charter schools as its not a hindrance. In addition there are charter schools that cater a student’s unique needs as they have their own curriculum. 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. Since the size of a class in a charter school is manageable every students needs are addressed. 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. Goals and objectives of charter schools need to be met and thus their education program is of quality satisfaction. Most 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.
Charter schools are governed firstly by a legal binding contract called a charter that is issued to the operator of the school. 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 . A charter management organization is an organization that contract with individual schools or group of schools in order to deliver management services.
Charter management organizations offer the following services; assessment design, back-office services, professional development, curriculum development, teacher recruitment, facility services and system implementation. From a charter management organization a non-profit institution is resulted which is an uncommon school.