How are charter public schools accountable?

Charter public schools are held accountable in many of the same ways traditional public schools are held accountable. As a different public school model, however, there are accountability mechanisms unique to charter public schools. A charter public school must have a sponsor in order to open and continue operating (in Missouri, sponsors are typically colleges

What is a public charter school?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools operating under an independent contract or “charter” with an authorizing agency—typically a non-profit organization, government agency or university. The charter provides the school with operational autonomy to pursue specific educational objectives regarding curriculum, staff, and budget. It also holds them accountable to the same (often higher) standards of

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