Public schools of choice, with the autonomy to create unique learning environments.
Charter school laws – which exist in nearly every state – were originally envisioned as a way to provide educators with the autonomy needed to create wholly autonomous and innovative alternatives. Autonomies around curriculum, instruction, finance, personnel, and the school day are necessary to allow educators to create school environments that meet the needs of each unique community.
Over time, charter laws have been weighed down by requirements, regulations, and inflexible systems that do little more than stifle innovation in the name of uniformity and sameness. yes. every kid. supports policies that preserve the original intent of charter schools – to ensure that innovative educators have the ability to create new, and sometimes untested education models in a continuous effort to bring individualized education to every student.