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charter school

n.
A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
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Noun1.charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
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While critics charge that(https://educationvotes.nea.org/2018/05/27/how-to-prevent-charter-schools-from-draining-away-public-school-funding-in-your-community/)  charter schools are siphoning  money away from public schools, a more fundamental issue frequently flies under the radar: the questionable business practices that allow people who own and run charter schools to make large profits.
Given that charter schools are (https://www.publiccharters.org/latest-news/2015/11/11/charter-school-growth-what-changed-last-10-years) growing rapidly  6 from 1 million students in 2006 to more than (https://www.publiccharters.org/sites/default/files/documents/2018-03/FINAL%20Estimated%20Public%20Charter%20School%20Enrollment%2C%202017-18.pdf) 3.1 million students attending approximately 7,000 charter schools now 6 shining a light on these practices can't come too soon.
In other words, some "(https://www.publiccharters.org/about-charter-schools/charter-school-faq) nonprofit " charter schools take public money and pay their owners with it.
In Illinois, state-authorized charter schools like Prairie Crossing Charter School are funded by the Illinois State Board of Education redirecting state funds that are otherwise due the local school district and delivering that money to the charter school.
Woodland District 50 received good news recently with a court-ordered correction related to state payments in connection with Prairie Crossing Charter School. However, the long-term loss of state dollars remains unchanged with the state renewal of a five-year charter.
The payment is to make Woodland 100% whole for underpayments from ISBE between 2015 and 2018 related to tuition payments to support Prairie Crossing Charter School. Between 1999 and 2015, the state counted Prairie Crossing Charter School students as part of the calculation used to determine Woodland's tuition rate because the Illinois School Code requires that charter school students be counted as though enrolled at the local school district.
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debated, (3) the dramatic growth of charter schools over the past
twenty-six years reflects a bipartisan acceptance of charter schools as

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