Tucson Charter Schools vs Traditional Public Schools – KGUN 9
In Arizona, parents often choose between traditional public schools and charter schools. Both are public schools, funded by taxpayers. They cannot use admissions tests or charge tuition.
Since Arizona law began allowing charter schools in 1994, they have formed a large footprint in the state. The Arizona Department of Education says nearly one in five Arizona public school students (18.6%) attend a charter, which is the highest rate in the country.
Charters have standards set by a governing board and checked by a sponsor, while district schools have an elected school board.– KGUN 9