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August 11, 2009

What is a Charter School?

As the current budgeting assumptions and considerations begin to intensify and the thought of any thing else that may be important is over-looked, one can not forget the educational portion of this states legislation system. It is to be known that public schools are not the charming lil apples of the states eye any more due to the malcontent considered thus far from the public school sector. Charter schools are becoming more and more of a potential as the aspect of privatized schools seems to be to costly for those that are middle-classed and low-incomed.

So what is a Charter School?

Charter schools are an attempt to gain some of the advantages of private-sector schooling without leaving the public sector. Charter schools operate in the public sector with full public funding but are freed of some of the rules governing public-sector schools and school boards. Eighty percent of American states have charter school legislation and, in some states, charter schools have become very popular.

Charter schooling seems to be the cutting-corners method of free-ing up monies that should be directed to the educational system in a annual assumption, however as they grow and receive the attention of the public eye, monies are being diverted and agreed upon in various other assumptions. Take the consideration of the Hungerford schooling crisis as of now.

The Orange County School Board is pushing ahead with a plan to turn over a historic African-American school to Eatonville officials, but a trust that controls land where the school sits could halt the plan in its tracks. On Tuesday it was agreed to sell to the town a 115-acre tract east of Interstate 4 that contains wetlands, Lake Bell, Hungerford Elementary and the shuttered Robert Hungerford Preparatory High — a magnet school that the district once vowed to revitalize. If the deal goes through, the district will hand over a school with 120 years of roots in the African-American community in a transaction that could prove lucrative for the town. The land not including the school was valued at $9 million a few years ago.

The issue is that due to the assumption of public sectoring if the city was to seel the land that the school sits on it could lose out big time meaning the school as well as the valued 9 million that has been estimated.
The fact that monies to fund the school comes from the public assumption of the states educational funding consideration as well as the privatized funding due to the magnet status of the schools there room for hairs to gettting tangled and misappropriations of funds as such noticed.

As the surplussing of schools is being made and the attention is now being placed back towards the direction of the educational aspects of this nation, I’m sure that more and more the threats taken towards the public, private, and cahrter schools will be brought attention to gain consideration of funding assumptions. As a nation, the public appraoch of school funding seems to be a dying aspect as more and more the charter system is taking over due to the fact that public schools are either over crowded, under funded, or to bring light back to health care, burdened with infestations.