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Charter Schools

Intruction 202 Presentation on Charter Schools

Danielle Carawan

on 28 April 2010

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Charter Schools A Positive Approach to School Reform “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
- Proverbs 22:6
“What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country."
- Barack Obama America was declared a “nation at risk” in 1983 by the National Commission on Excellence in Education The Charter School, an independent public school of choice, freed from rules, but accountable for results, rapidly flourished in 1991 The late Albert Shanker based his reform concepts on a school he had visited in Cologne, Germany Minnesota launched the first charter reform laws in 1991. A charter is named for its legal representation - hence a Charter School a charter school is universal, in which it is open to all who wish to attend, regardless of sex, race, religion, disabilities, and scholastic ability. paid for with tax dollars Charter schools are exempt from state and local regulations. They can be created by almost anyone who wishes to apply for a charter. Charter schools are attended by children whose families choose them and staffed by teachers who choose to teach in them. Charter schools are liable to be shut down for failing to produce satisfactory results. charter schools are independent, and have the ability to self-govern and produce results they think as most important in an education. A charter school is also able to control budgeting, staffing, curriculum, schedule, and much more. “The best public charter schools and their students are thriving in States that have adopted a rigorous selection and review process to ensure that autonomy is coupled with greater accountability. The growth of effective public charter schools benefits our children, and States have an important role to play in their expansion.”
-Barack Obama Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman stated, “School reform is no longer an option-it is a necessity. Competition from charter schools is the best way to motivate the ossified bureaucracies governing too many public schools. This grass-roots revolution seeks to reconnect public education with our most basic values: ingenuity, responsibility, and accountability " Governor McDonnell stated in a recent news conference, in Capitol Square, “ Charter schools aren’t a silver bullet--but they are an important option for parents and for children seeking new options in a public education system.” Approximately 4,600 charter schools nationwide
Nearly 1.4 million children attend Charter Schools As of 2009, the Commonwealth of Virginia had four operating charter schools in Hampton, York County, and two schools in Albemarle, with a total enrollment of 256 students and a total of 43.9 staff members http://www.whitehouse.gov/video/President-Obamas-Message-for-Americas-Students
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