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What's the difference between a public school and a charter school?

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amessageofhope

Asked by amessageofhope at 1:26 AM on Apr. 24, 2011 in

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  • I think that a charter school is *like* a private school in that they can teach from a particular style but they receive some/most public funding so are technically still public.
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:36 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Doulala nailed it. Here's a good link to read about them.

    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 4:43 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • It is a public school but with it's own governing board, rules, dress codes, and teaching methods. My son attends a charter high school...440 kids in 9-12 versus 3000 in the regular public high schools.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:56 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • A charter school is publicly funded, privately run, either by a private or public corporation.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:50 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

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