Table 6: Defining Characteristics of Educational Placements

Type of School

Primary Source of Funding

Enrollment Gatekeeper

Degree of Regulation

Ownership

Public Schools        

Special education

public

public administrator

high

government

At-risk education

public

public administrator

moderate

government

Corrections education

public

public administrator

moderate

government

Charter Schools        

Special education

public

parents

high

gov't or

private

At-risk education

public

parents

low

gov't or

private

Nonpublic Schools        

Special education

public

public administrators

high

private

At-risk education

public

public administrators

low

private

Corrections education

public

public administrators

moderate

private

Private Tuition Schools        

Special education

private

parents

low

private

At-risk education

private

parents

low

private

Homeschools        

Special education

private

parents

low

private

At-risk education

private

parents

low

private