Charter Schools Vs. Public Schools

2233 Words Oct 20th, 2016 9 Pages
Charter schools are all the buzz in the media lately; they are what seems to be the sensible response to the path traditional public schools are heading, down the drain. However, charter schools still face many obstacles and issues, stemming from the fact that they are far less regulated than their public school counterparts. This enacts issues including lack of quality control, increased segregation, and severe misuse of funds. Likewise, charter schools are only going to become increasingly more competitive and higher quality if their closest competitors follow that path, meaning the most successful charters are the ones compared directly to private schools. Since charters are also attempting to make a profit, they will go to all extents, including discrimination to bring up the scores, and therefore gain more leverage in negotiating for more funds. Simply enough, the most logical and simple way to prevent charter schools from degrading in quality or becoming out of control is to put more regulation on them, while still allowing them to maintain many characteristics of an independent charter. The concept of a charter schools was put into place just 25 years ago, in Minnesota. The idea as letting schools manage their own finances and exist as a separate legal entity were not new, those ideas had been considered for nearly two decades before the first charter was enacted. (Kahlenburg) By allowing schools to choose how to designate funds, and allowing students to choose…
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