Charter schools have existed in the United States since 1992. They usually arise on the basis of public schools and conclude an agreement (charter) with the local authorities on the right to render educational services and independently manage the resources allocated to them. Teachers in charter schools must comply with the conditions for the selection of teachers before they start working there.
They are required to provide the necessary services to children with disabilities, including schoolchildren with reduced learning, behavioral problems and physical disabilities, as well as children whose native language is not English.
Qualification of teachers
In a charter school, most teachers must be certified. Charter schools are allowed to hire a small number of teachers (up to 30% of the total number of teaching staff, but not more than 5) who have not yet complied with all certification requirements. During classes, teachers have time to individually work out with each child. There is enough time for this because there is no traditional classroom hour.
The law also allows teachers with certification in one discipline to conduct training in another subject or for another academic level, provided they demonstrate “high competence” in the proposed field. To do this, they must: a) have a bachelor’s degree or higher; b) meet the requirements for teachers in this section, and c) demonstrate high proficiency in the subject.
Teachers in a charter school have to be certified in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Certification is not required for teachers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma.
Some charter schools offer better pay than public schools but it’s not surprising. The thing is that charter school teachers usually work 210 days while public school teachers work 180 days. Public school teachers can work nine hour per day, while charter school teachers can work up to twelve hours per day.