Many previous studies have found charter schools outperform traditional public schools. A recent study in the journal Education Next, for example, found charter school students made greater gains on national assessment test results from 2005 to 2017 than traditional public school students.What to know about charter high schools?
Charters have more freedom than traditional public high schools to do things differently - they are exempt from some or most state and local regulations that affect public schools. The idea is that this autonomy will allow for more innovation in education, experts say.What is a public charter school?
A charter school is a public school in the sense that they are funded with public monies just like other public schools; however, they are not held to some of the same laws, regulations, and guidelines as regular public schools. They are deregulated from many of the requirements that traditional public schools face.