“It is great to see more Americans voicing their support for public charter schools,” said National Alliance for Public Charter Schools President and CEO Nina Rees. “With more than 6,400 schools serving 2.5 million students, public charter schools are playing an increasing role in our nation’s education system, and it is encouraging to see support continue to rise.”
The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Towards the Public Schools also revealed that many surveyed “misunderstand charter schools, believing that they can charge tuition and admit students based on ability, and nearly half believe they can also teach religion.”
Public charter schools do not charge tuition, cannot admit students based on ability, and are not allowed to teach religion. To set the record straight, the National Alliance recently released a report,Separating Fact and Fiction: What You Need to Know About Public Charter Schools. To help more Americans get the facts about charter schools, the non-profit group has launched a four-week Truth About Charters series addressing some of the most common myths.
“We are concerned that more than 20 years after the first public charter school opened their doors, many still misunderstand the nature of public charter schools,” continued Rees. “We will continue to do our part to help inform families across the country of both the facts and benefits of high-quality public charter schools.”
To learn more about the Truth About Charters campaign and find a copy of the paper, visitpubliccharters.org/
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