The Effect Enrollment in a MN Charter School Has on the Academic Achievement of Its Students

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Lynn Bye


The cost and effectiveness of public education has come to the forefront of public debate in America. Statistics have shown that the educational system we currently have is failing our children. Some parents are turning to private and other non-traditional schools in search of a better education for their children. Are these new trends more cost effective, and do they provide a higher quality of education? This paper will use a case study approach to examine on of these non-traditional schools, specifically public charter schools. By examining City Academy, the nations first charter school, we will be able to determine the extent to which the school is succeeding in providing an alternative environment for high school drop outs to earn their diploma.