Southeast Oklahoma City residents aren’t the only ones worried about charter school expansion. Charter schools don’t have to follow some regulations, such as minimum teacher salaries, and they also siphon money from public schools.
Yet charters are starting to expand into rural areas.
Charter School Growth Stirs New Ambitions, Worries
A proposed charter school in a lakeside resort community would mark the state’s first expansion of public charters into rural areas under a new law allowing for their presence statewide, school officials say.
The proposal to bring a public charter school to the tiny town of Carlton Landing on Lake Eufaula comes amid a climate of rapid expansion in the charter school sector.