It's not uncommon for parents to wonder what the difference is between charter schools and private schools, so we wanted to take a moment to touch on this and provide a comparison of the two.
In a way, you can think of charter schools as a hybrid between public and private schools. Just like a public school, the education aspect is free as charter schools are funded by the government. This also means that the school must be managed in accordance to the government body that provides the charter--the state, county, or district--and the school will be in jeopardy of losing its charter if test scores are unsatisfactory. For many established charter schools, fundraising becomes a significant source of income for the school.