During the past decade charter schools have become established and accepted, but not without controversy. Former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, stated, “The charter movement is one of the most profound changes in American education – bringing new options to underserved communities and introducing competition and innovation into the education system.”
After reviewing The President’s 2021 Budget Proposal for Education and analyzing the current funding levels for Schools of Choice, Public Charter Schools and the School Voucher Program, and then address the following issues:
- What impact has the influx of charter schools and other “choice” programs had on “traditional” public education in your state and/or local district?
- Do you consider schools of choice detrimental or advantageous to public education? Explain.
- Include in your response the types of School Choice and K-12 scholarship programs being offered in your state.