Education is compulsory for all children in the United States, but the age range for which school attendance is required varies from state to state. It begins between the ages of five and eight and ends sixteen and eighteen. Some states allow students to leave school between 14–17 with parental permission, before finishing high school; other states require students to stay in school until age 18. Many states do however allow gifted and talented students to accelerate their education so they can finish all educational requirements early.
I would like to say education is not just compulsory in America but it is also a privilege. In my mother land it is a privilege to have education.
Not every child has a chance to go to school because education is not free.
Some states allow students to leave school before 14-17 with parental permission? What? Why bother coming to school in the first place? I am sorry at 14 you are still “children” and education should still be compulsory.
How are they allowing students graduating early on? Is there anything in place to administer to measure the growth to see if students could finish all the requirements early? Is Arizona one of the states that has adopted to “allow” gifted students to finish early or do they need to stay in school untill 18?
How many schools actually have the Gifted programs?
In the United States, the term “private school” can be correctly applied to any school for which the facilities and funding are not provided by the federal, state or local government; as opposed to a “public school”, which is operated by the government or in the case of charter schools, independently with government funding and regulation. The majority of private schools in the United States are operated by religious institutions and organizations.
Is that allowed by law? When you are saying under the law all children are required to attend school —- can you charge them for tuition if there is only a private school in their vicinity?
Also, I could even open a vedic K -12 school?
Lets, read the last sentence again. In the case of charter schools they can function independently by the government funding and regulation.
So the Government can fund my vedic charter school. REEally?
Is this what they consider the free exercise there of?
Let’s read the first Bill of Right again:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
So okay, as a government you might not respect the establishment of charter school, THEN why in the world would you give me government funding? Isan’t that respecting my charter school?
Or am I totally confused between “private” and “charter” schools. Is a “private school” considered a charter school? If so the government is clearly respecting the establishment of schools by providing government funding and continuing to regulate the standards.
Government funding for religious schools is either subject to restrictions or possibly forbidden, according to the courts’ interpretation of the EstablishmentClause of the First Amendment.Non-religious private schools theoretically could qualify for such funding, butprefer the advantages of independent control of their student admissions and course content.
What is the establishment clause of the first Amendment?
“The establishment of religion clause means at least this: Neither a state nor the federal government may set up a church. Neither can pass laws that aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion… . Neither a state or the federal government may, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect ‘a wall of separation between church and state.’”
Why do charter schools have “government funding” then if the government can “neither pass laws that aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over the another.”
So I can take my case to the court if they say no to a vedic charter school?
I read somewhere charter schools may also receive private donations.
I am thinking it excludes religious institutions and state figures. I am thinking there are windows perhaps in the wall of separation between state and church? Like a State figure can anonymously donate large sums to the private religious institutes?
Now — That would be wrong wouldn’t it? Or would it be wrong?
Charter schools are primary or secondaryschools that receive public money (and like other schools, may also receive private donations) butare not subject to some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply toother publicschools in exchange for some type ofaccountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school’s charter.[1
Wait a minute —- Some “type” of accountability? But yet these charter schools have to approved? So you are approving them and saying they don’t have to meet the state standards? WHAT? Are these kids required to take aims? Did the school/kids just fall through the cracks? Or am I on crack?
The charter schools that qualify for public funding can choose not to because they want independent control on admissions.
Can they do that when their bracket in under public education?
Charters are free,independently run, publicly funded schools that are not bound by either the state Education Code or many school district dictates.
They are not bound by state education code and “district code” when they are publicly funded and government approved?
I am so confused. If they are not bound by it why should charter schools have to administer aims which is a state education test?
What is district code? Does this mean I could attend a far away charter school? Do district codes have anything to with county or zip codes? In which case you are not paying property taxes for that zip so you are not under jurisdiction. Do charter schools pay property taxes? or give preference to the people who pay the district property taxes?
So if you are saying I can pretty much attend any charter school, what is happening to the public schools in my district that makes me want to make that choice?
Who is going to control that? — social sciences?
Let’s read this again:
“Charter schools are publicly funded Sate schools, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by state taxes.
Really? So my state taxes could be going towards charter or private “religious schools?” Or ARE charter schools different from private religious schools?
I have another question now: Is the private tuition that you pay for “private schools” tax deductible?
Who claims your taxes? The government right? So then why does it say in our first bill of right the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion when clearly this is happening through the wall of separation of state and church.