It's absolutely NOT true that all charter schools or all traditional public schools are created equal. All schools are different, and all should be judged on their own merits. And, with that said...there are some very unique experiences and challenges that come with working in a charter school. Sometimes a co-worker or a student of mine will say something, and all I can think is you just don’t hear that in traditional public schools.
And so, without further adieu...My TOP FIVE SIGNS YOU WORK IN A CHARTER SCHOOL. And yes, not all of these statements are true for every single charter school on the planet. But I'm willing to be that my fellow charter school employees all can identify with at least one of these statements.