CHARTER SCHOOLS Taking a Closer Look

Bulkley, Katrina E.
March 2011
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Spring2011, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p110
Academic Journal
The article explores the operation of charter schools in the U.S. and on how they are faring academically. Charter schools operate under a charter or contract that lasts three to five years which is issued by a public entity and have distinctive practices in the areas of administration, instruction, and financial management. As they have greater autonomy from regulations, they are subject to enhanced accountability. Some of them are high-performing but there are also examples of dismal schools.


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