Charter schools are a type of public school that enjoys more pedagogical freedom in exchange for greater educational outcomes. Unlike private schools, they do not charge tuition. Originally conceived in a maelstrom of the school reform movement of the 1970s as a school-within-a school wherein select public school teachers were chartered to innovate, the idea quickly became applied to entire public schools in the wake of the sobering results documented in the 1983 government report, "A Nation at... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 7p.