joberhau
joberhau asks:
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What is the difference between a charter school and a public school?

In Topics: Choosing a school, Public School
> 60 days ago

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laurenf
laurenf writes:
Hi joberhau,

Wikipedia defines charter schools as..."primary or secondary schools that receive public money (and like other schools, may also receive private donations) but are not subject to some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school's charter."

And public schools are defined as..."schools mandated for or offered to all children by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by State taxes" by Wikipedia.

Hope that helps!

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