Charter Schools are Public Schools
MYTH: Charter schools are not public schools.
FACT: As defined in federal and state law, charter schools are public schools. They must meet the same academic standards that all public schools are required to meet:
- tuition-free and open to all students
- non-sectarian, and do not discriminate on any basis
- publicly funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars based on enrollment, like other public schools; and
- held accountable to state and federal academic standards
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