Critical Analysis: The Case for Charter Schools
An analysis and ad vocation of public charter schools.
This paper explores the legal, political, and personal effects and challenges of public charter schools. While taking an advocacy position, the paper examines opposition points of view and case history in detail.
“Philosophically, charter schools employ a wide variety of educational theories and instructional approaches. While some apply an open or experiential learning philosophy, emphasizing experiences rather than knowledge, (Toch, 1996), others use academically oriented curricula and a highly structured learning environment, while still others blend these philosophies. Besides the freedom to experiment with a variety of materials, approaches and theories, charter schools also have several other key differences from their more traditional public school counterparts.”