Research on the outcomes of teacher merit pay programs and charter school expansion, for example, remains mixed.
As a Teach For America 2011 corps member, I spent the last two years teaching 5th grade at a charter school in Harlem.
charter school students, it has been observed, are still in school.
an independently run but tax-supported K-12 public school created with a different educational philosophy and curriculum than other schools in the area
Charter schools are often founded as magnet schools or for special educational needs.
older uses refer to schools in Ireland begun 1733 by the Charter Society to provide Protestant education to poor Catholic children. Modern use in U.S. began c.1988, as an alternative to state-run public education.