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Truth About Charters: Charter Schools Are Public Schools

Charter School Capital

September 29, 2015


charter schools are public schools
Over the next few weeks, our team at Charter School Capital is following the California Charter School Association’s (CCSA) campaign to provide information that dispels the myths and misinformation about charter schools. And, let’s face it, there are a lot of myths out there about charter schools.
One of the biggest myths: charter schools aren’t public schools. Simply not true. Charter schools are:

  • Tuition-free and open to all students
  • Non-sectarian, and do not discriminate on any basis
  • Publicly funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars based on enrollment, like other public schools
  • Held accountable to state and federal academic standards

Along with being public schools, charter schools are free public schools of choice that:

  • Do not engage in selective admissions policies
  • Must accept all students, including students with disabilities and English Learners (ELs), regardless of previous academic performance
  • Use a process to randomly select students, oftentimes a lottery system, if there are more interested students than available seats

We hope you’ll join the team at Charter School Capital in supporting CCSA, California charter school advocates, and school choice advocates across the country and online via #chartertruth, to shed light on the truth about charters.
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