When charter schools will be banned
An excerpt from the National Charter School Coalition’s 2016 charter school report: “In addition to the Charter School Act of 1987, which required all public schools in the United States to be charter schools, there were several other important federal laws and regulations that made charter schools an essential part of American public education: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts Act of 1966, the Elementary & Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 1982, the Education Amendments of 1965 (ESRA), the Elementary School Act, the Early Learning Act of 1972, the Act to Improve Educational Opportunities for Students With Disabilities, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.”
[Read more about charter schools] The National Charter Schools Coalition has called for charter schools to be banned, arguing that they provide less than optimal learning environments and “displace families, teachers, and students with higher barriers to learning and achievement.”
Charter school supporters have also argued that charter schools are the most affordable option for students, with charter schools spending less than half of traditional public schools.
Charter schools have also faced accusations of academic underachievement, including poor graduation rates, teacher turnover, and low graduation rates.
The National Coalition on Charter Schools argues that charter school performance is “not a barometer of achievement” and that “teachers are performing at a higher level than students in traditional public school.”
In addition, the Coalition claims that charter “schools do not have the same academic integrity as traditional public-school systems.”
Charter schools also face the potential for “substandard teaching and learning environments” and the “risk of creating the perception of inferior teaching.”
However, some charter school advocates also argue that charter charters are a necessary alternative for students in need.
“Teachers, parents, and other stakeholders are encouraged to join our fight for charter school inclusion, and our goal is to have charter schools as a part of the curriculum, in our schools, in the neighborhoods, and in the country as a whole,” the National Coalition’s charter school and charter school advocacy website states.
The National Charter Colleges Association has also opposed charter school ban.
In a statement on the charter schools report, the group said that charter education is a valuable and necessary education option for many students.
“As such, charter schools must be treated with respect and be subject to rigorous oversight and oversight accountability, and they must be open to the public, to the media, and to students,” the statement reads.
Teacher unions have also supported charter school bans, arguing in a statement to The Huffington Post that “the charter school model has failed to meet its stated goal of educating students who are most disadvantaged in our society.”
The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers have also called for banning charter schools.
A spokesperson for the National Education and Charter Schools Association, a national umbrella organization of charter school supporters, told The Huffington