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very best approach to academics that
fi ts their students.
Though teachers have fl exibility,
charter schools are held accountable
for levels of high academic achievement.
If charter institutions underperform,
they can be closed.
Charter Schools Have Ample
$16,123 is spent per pupil at New
York’s charter schools (as per most
recent NYSED Public School Data).
Though this is less than the average
funding per pupil in traditional
district schools, charter schools and
teachers clearly make the most out of
This funding by not-for-profi t
Boards of Trustees means that parents
of charter students don’t have to
spend money out of their own pockets
to ensure their child receives a great
Charter School’s Don’t Pick
New York City’s charter schools admit
students through a lottery system;
they cannot select their students.
This process gives students from all
backgrounds and education levels an
equal opportunity to attend and achieve
academic success at charter schools.
Charter Students have had
Access to Great Schooling
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit
New York, charter schools across the
fi ve boroughs immediately transitioned
to remote learning that adapted to the
students in each classrooms’ needs.
75% of New York’s charter schools
had created a remote learning procedure
before the March 2020 lockdown.
Charter students only had to wait an
average of three days to begin remote
learning after in-person learning was
Both charter students and teachers
had the tools to continue learning
and teaching from home. 80% of New
York charter schools provided students
with devices for remote learning before
schools were closed and 98% of New
York’s charter school teachers had the
technology to conduct remote instruction.
Charter schools have been able to
keep students accountable and maintain
a high level of learning despite
COVID-19 and its ramifi cations on
education. 85% of New York’s charter
schools continued to introduce new
learning content to students through
the pandemic and charter schools
were three times more likely to take
attendance during remote classes compared
to traditional schools.
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