Education Reform Facts


Public Charter Schools – SB 14

  • Charter Schools are free public schools for public school children that are open to all students.
  • Charter schools are public schools that have the freedom to be innovative while being held accountable for student achievement.
  • According to SB 14, public charter schools will receive the exact same amount of money per pupil that traditional public schools receive.
  • A public charter school must demonstrate the ability to identify and meet the educational needs of its students.
  • Within 5 years, the public charter school must show academic achievement or its charter is not renewed.
  • Charter schools foster a partnership between parents, teachers and students to create an environment in which parents can be more involved, teachers are given the freedom to innovate and students are given the structure they need to learn.
  • Parent, teacher and student involvement creates accountability for the most important goal: improving student achievement.
  • 42 states plus Washington, D.C. currently allow charter schools.
  • States that have charter school laws do not repeal them…because they work!

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