Biggest Difference between Charter and Public school?

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  1. shoreline02

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    What is the biggest difference between working at these two types of schools?
     
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    A charter school and its rules are established by the local community (hence the name, charter), whereas a public school has much more stringent guidelines to follow by the state and federal government. Both are held accountable to high-stakes testing and AYP, but community members running a charter school have a lot more independence, such as setting school hours and the curriculum taught.

    Not trying to be political, but you would find a lot more consistency between public school districts as compared to charter schools. There can be very well run charter schools when the community supports them, but then there can be really terrible ones with a lack of community support.
     
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    Unions and pay...
     

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