{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

To each his own DRAF

To each his own DRAF - Lauren Miller English 102 February 7...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lauren Miller English 102 February 7, 2008 Ms. Zeleike Charter or Public, Is Either One Worth It? A charter school is a publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school's charter . Their founders are often teachers, parents, or activists who feel restricted by traditional public schools . Published April 8, 2001, Marc Fisher writes an essay in the Washington Post comparing Washington D . C . public schools to D.C. charter schools . Fisher tries to show that although the test scores and the two schools are the same, the teachers and the experience at the charter schools is much greater since you are not limited to what you can do in the classroom . D. C. public schools are not known for their spectacular students or great facilities. In fact it’s quite the opposite, so some parents choose to send them to charter schools thinking it will be a better education for their child. Fisher sets out to find out for the parents if their school choice is a good one . He uses real life examples and quotes from real teachers in the system to sway the readers . The context this piece was written in was that it was published in an issue of the Washington Post that “focused on education: it included articles on choosing a college, for profit schools, adult education and potential curricular reforms for primary grades” (Selzer 42). He
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
writes a column three times a week for the Metro section of the Post. There has been a recent surge in the development of charter schools in the inner city of D.C. and people are wondering if they are worth the while. Charter schools remain a subject of debate across the country whether they are useful or not. There was no real reason for him writing this except it was his job, Fisher didn’t feel a certain pull one way or the other in his past that forced him to write this, but his opinion does show in the piece whether he means to or not. Marc Fisher is writing to a few different audiences. First off, it is for people who live in the inner city and are considering sending their kids to these charter schools. They can ask themselves, are these schools really that much better then public schools? Is it really worth it to send my child to a charter school? The kids of these parents can read the article also and decide
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern