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Page1of10NEEDS MLA formatted Header hereCharter Schools:Solving the Woes of Public Education?Historically in the United States, where a student went to public school was determinedby where he or she lived.Unless the student enrolled in a private school, there was one schoolhe or she could attend and sometimes the student was stuck in a bad situation.In some parts ofthe country this did not prevent many students from receiving a quality education.In other parts,however, the public education system has repeatedly failed to adequately educate the nation’syouth.The reasons that the public education system has been failing are numerous.Lack offunding, apathetic students, unqualified teachers, deficient teaching programs, crumblingfacilities and a number of other factors have contributed to the problem.In an effort to providefamilies with school choice and to improve existing public schools, charter schools have becomean increasingly popular tool being utilized across the country.The implementation and use ofcharter schools has not come without its problems, however.The rapid growth involved hascreated its own set of unique dilemmas.The charter school program is a step in the rightdirection.The use of charter schools should be continued because they provide families withschool choice and competition is healthy for the educational system as a whole.The oversight ofcharter schools needs to be increased however, as the lack of control over these schools and thedearth of accountability charged to them has sometimes resulted in no marked educationalimprovement and in gross financial inefficiency.= CLAIMEducation Affects All of Us
Page2of10Many of us were educated in this country.All of us currently reside in the United States.Either we or our family moved here to take advantage of the opportunities that exist here.Manyof us will have children who are educated in this nation.It should be every student’s right to geta quality public education.The future of this country resides in the students who flow throughthe educational systems in place.The quality of education given to Americans will directlyimpact the economy and our standing among the countries of the world.Therefore, educationaffects all of us now and going forward.This country has risen to prominence based largely onthe quality of education given to its citizens.Recently however, we have fallen behind themajority of the rest of the world in terms of primary and secondary education.If we want toremain at the forefront in helping shape the future of our planet, we must strive to improve thepublic educational system.What Are Charter Schools?

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Test, Public School, Education in the United States, charter schools, Charter school

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