Dr. Shannon Burton in Teachers, Education and Training Director of Secondary Education • University Heights Schools Aug 12, 2019 · 1 min read · +400

The Benefits of Charter Schools

The Benefits of Charter Schools

With the increased focus on remodeling the education system, there has been a particular focus to popularize charter schools. Receiving government funding but operating differently from the state school system, charter schools have become a significant choice for many parents, owing to their numerous benefits. Well-managed charter schools are a benefit to society, parents, teachers, and students.

Diversity in Student Population

The popularity of charter schools is gradually rising, therefore attracting a diverse student population. Such diversity is highly necessary for creating an ambient atmosphere for productive student learning. The diversity also increases the relevance of charter schools to the society as they represent and reflect the composition of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Diverse of Choice for Parents

The development of charter schools has increased the options that parents have to take their children to school. Parents can choose to take students to public, private, or charter schools, depending on several factors, including their financial capability, location of the schools, and suitability for additional needs, such as the curriculum offered. This diversity has generally boosted the quality of education offered to students.

Increased Accountability at School

People tend to choose charter schools given their relative advantage in terms of the managerial and curriculum administration as compared to traditional public schools. Charter schools, in this regard, have a specific accountability structure where the management has to meet specific goals and objectives as far as student performance is concerned. This administrative accountability implies that the management has to put in every effort possible to ensure that students perform well.

Specialization in Education

Certain charter schools have a special focus on a given area, such as technology, science, engineering, performing arts, or even language. This is a major boost for parents who wish to have their children specialize in a given area, based on their talents. This level of specialization is rarely evidenced in public schools.

Suitable Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Charter schools generally tend to have a smaller class size as compared to public schools, which are more popular. The good thing with small class size is that the teacher-to-student ratio is appropriate, thereby enabling teachers to deliver personalized learning experiences for students. The resource distribution in such a small class size environment also facilitates students’ ability to learn conveniently.