Numerous myths and misperceptions exist about charter school accountability and performance. Twice weekly, we will correct these misunderstandings using "just the facts".
Myth: Charter schools remain open even if they fail to provide positive student outcomes.
Fact: If an Ohio charter school does not meet required standards and consistently fails to meet academic expectations, they are subject to Ohio’s automatic closure laws – the toughest in the country. In fact, unlike underperforming traditional public schools that generally remain open regardless of poor academic performance, charter schools can be closed based on their performance in the first four years of operation.