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Fact Check

Despite our proven success, there are many misconceptions about charter schools. Below, we set the record straight and provide the facts behind the myths.

17
Truth:

Learn4Life works with local public schools, not against them.

1
Myth:

Charter Schools take money away from public schools.

Truth:

Learn4Life provides all students a path to graduation.

2
Myth:

Charter schools cherry pick the best and brightest students.

Truth:

89% of Learn4Life students are successful.

3
Myth:

Charter schools underperform and their graduation rates are much lower than traditional public schools.

Truth:

Learn4Life students receive the intense personalized attention they need to succeed and thrive.

4
Myth:

Students who spend less time on campus don’t learn as effectively as those who are in a traditional classroom 5 days a week.

Truth:

Learn4Life schools give students a second chance.

5
Myth:

We need to stop the growth of charter schools. They’re not good for California.

Truth:

Charter schools are often confused with expensive private schools.

6

But in fact, charter schools are publicly funded and tuition free! Learn4Life is no different. Each of our schools is free to attend and will never charge you a single penny in tuition. And to top it off, every school in the Learn4Life network is a 501c3 non profit organization!

Myth:

Charter Schools charge tuition and are expensive for parents.

Truth:

There is no lengthy or exclusionary application process required to enroll at Learn4Life.

7
Myth:

Charter Schools have a rigorous application process and exclude students who don’t meet their standards.

Truth:

Every school in the Learn4Life network is a nonprofit organization.

8
Myth:

Charter schools are for-profit and focus on earnings.

Truth:

Learn4Life helps students who haven't had success in a traditional school setting.

9
Myth:

Charter schools actively recruit students from traditional schools.

Truth:

All Learn4Life schools are independently operated and locally controlled.

10
Myth:

Charters are operated or led by a for-profit CMO/EMO.

Truth:

At Learn4Life, we serve all students.

11
Myth:

Charter Schools turn away special education students and English Language Learners (ELL).

Truth:

While we do have increased autonomy and flexibility, Learn4Life schools are actually held to tougher accountability standards than any traditional public school.

12
Myth:

Charter schools are free from accountability and oversight.

Truth:

All Learn4Life centers are operating within the law.

13
Myth:

Charter schools open satellite centers that operate illegally.

Truth:

Learn4Life schools receive the same level of state funding, per student, as traditional public schools.

14
Myth:

Charter schools receive more money than traditional public schools.

Truth:

Learn4Life students are required to meet the same standards as students in traditional public schools.

15
Myth:

Charter schools have lower academic expectations and less academic rigor.

Truth:

Our courses are personalized and rigorous, and Learn4Life students earn far more than just a diploma when they graduate.

16
Myth:

Charter schools are just diploma factories.

Truth:

All Learn4Life teachers are credentialed and highly qualified.

17
Myth:

Charter schools hire unqualified teachers and staff.

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