Charter Schools – Is this the future for our children?

Charter schools are designed to give parents more choices for their children’s educations. They have all the perks of a private school, minus tuition and who doesn’t love that? Many charter schools have less students in classes and because of this, students tend to excel. Teachers can give more one-on-one attention to each student, and you won’t find many children taking homework home with them, that they don’t understand.

You will find many honor students attending a charter school. I believe one of the main reasons is because that student wants to excel. They want to learn and know that opportunities are available to them down the road. They believe, the better educated, the better chances of them being successful as an adult.

Charter schools that offer STEM as part of their curriculum is a big plus (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.) A sure way of helping children achieve academic excellence and develop incredible skills in an innovative environment. It helps prepare them with the academic, technological and social skills they need to become responsible leaders.

Is a charter school better than a public school?

Charter high schools are equal to or better than their traditional peers. That's a fact. It's a reality that is widely supported by research. A Stanford University study found that charters do a dramatically better job educating children of color than traditional public schools.

What Are Some Benefits of Charter Schools?

Creators of charter schools believe that they increase learning opportunities and provide greater access to a quality education.

One of the biggest benefits is that teachers are often encouraged to think outside the box and are encouraged to be innovative and proactive in their classrooms. Charter schools’ advocates have stated that community and involvement from parents are much higher than those in traditional public schools. With all of that said, charter schools are primarily chosen because of their higher academic standards, small class sizes, and ground-breaking approaches.