Presentation Title

Charter Schools: An Experiment in Education Reform

Location

Zoom Room 6

Start Date

25-3-2021 1:50 PM

End Date

25-3-2021 2:10 PM

Type of Presentation

Scholarly Work Presentation (15 minutes)

Proposal for Presentation

Charter Schools: An Experiment in Education Reform

Charter schools lie in the ambiguous line between public and private schools. Although privately owned, they are funded by the government and thus must meet the accountability standards of the state. However, apart from these standards charter schools have much flexibility regarding the curriculum, school hours, and the firing and hiring of teachers. Many people regard charter schools as innovative because their freedom from the restraints of traditional public schools allow them to experiment with new and adaptive policies, providing students with a better educational experience overall. In fact, charter schools are held in such high regard by some that even the Obama administration publicly supported them via a competitive grant program. However, other educators and experts are less optimistic, arguing that charter schools sap resources from public schools and tend not to follow accountability standards. In this poster presentation, we will explore both the pros and cons of charter schools and how they are changing education.

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Charter Schools: An Experiment in Education Reform

Zoom Room 6

Charter Schools: An Experiment in Education Reform

Charter schools lie in the ambiguous line between public and private schools. Although privately owned, they are funded by the government and thus must meet the accountability standards of the state. However, apart from these standards charter schools have much flexibility regarding the curriculum, school hours, and the firing and hiring of teachers. Many people regard charter schools as innovative because their freedom from the restraints of traditional public schools allow them to experiment with new and adaptive policies, providing students with a better educational experience overall. In fact, charter schools are held in such high regard by some that even the Obama administration publicly supported them via a competitive grant program. However, other educators and experts are less optimistic, arguing that charter schools sap resources from public schools and tend not to follow accountability standards. In this poster presentation, we will explore both the pros and cons of charter schools and how they are changing education.