The most common myth you hear about charters schools is a simple one: they’re not public schools.
In Connecticut, that’s a jaw-dropping accusation, since state law literally defines charters as “a public, nonsectarian school.”
Still, day-in and day-out, people offhandedly compare charter schools to ‘public schools’, as if charter schools aren’t part of the public school community.
Too often, that’s because people don’t know that charter schools are public schools, or that charters are a part of the overall public school system. That’s why we’ve put together this simple document that shows the basic similarities between charter schools and local district schools.
The side-by-side comparison above makes it clear: charter schools are public schools. Print it out and share it with your friends and family.
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